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Donor Name:
Robert Kennicott  Search this
Collector:
Robert Kennicott  Search this
Length:
91cm
Width, Maximum:
22.22cm
Culture:
Hare  Search this
Object Type:
Snowshoe
Place:
Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
1863
Specimen Count:
2
Notes:
FROM CARD: "*IDENTIFIED AS "HARE" BY CORNELIUS OSGOOD, SEPT. 1970, SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF INDEX ENTRY "FORT GOOD HOPE, R. KENNICOTT." RATHER SMALL SIZE. SQUARE FRAME, POINTED AT EACH END AND CURVED UP IN FRONT. NETTING OF FINE LINE CUT FROM PREPARED DEERSKINS, CALLED BABICHE; THAT UNDER FOOT IS COARSE AND STRONG AND WRAPPED AROUND FRAMES, THE REST IS FINER AND CLOSER AND IS WOVE THROUGH FRAME. L. 36 INCHES, GREATEST BREADTH, 8 3/4:. #861: SQUARE FRAME, POINTED AT EACH END AND CURVED UP IN FRONT. NETTING OF FINE LINE CUT FROM PREPARED DEERSKINS, CALLED BABICHE; THAT UNDER FOOT IS COARSE AND STRONG AND WRAPPED AROUND FRAMES, THE REST IS FINER AND CLOSER AND IS WOVE THROUGH FRAME. L. 36 INCHES, G. B. 8 3/4". "
Provenience note: Ledger book identifies as from the "Indians of Ft. Good Hope", but also says "snow shoes of Slave Indians of Mackenzie River."
Record Last Modified:
4 May 2018
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
000177
USNM Number:
E861-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8483406