Snowshoe - ROM2005_5471_1

ROM2005_5471_1

Snowshoe

Maker: John Michael Hunter, Swampy Cree (Omushkegowak)
Medium:Tamarack wood, caribou babiche, string, metal, cloth tape
Geography: Peawanuck, Winisk River, Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1988
Dimensions:
17.5 x 117 x 31 cm
Object number: 988.240.1.2
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
Description"In the Omushkego territory the snowshoe is the most important item for hunting and survival in winter. These items show snowshoe frames in the process of construction and one pair finished. The Omuskegowak constructed all of their own equipment and were self-sufficient. However, with new equipment, like snow machines, traditional knowledge is being lost." Louis Bird Omushkegowak Peawanuck, Winisk River, Ontario
Cataloguer: Kenneth R. Lister
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