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Donor Name:
Roderick R. MacFarlane  Search this
Culture:
Eskimo, Inuit, Inuvialuk (Inuvialuit)  Search this
Object Type:
Boot
Place:
Northwest Territories, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
7 Jan 1869
Notes:
Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/posts/12 ), entry on this artifact http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/items/251 , retrieved 2-7-2020: Boot upper. This is the upper part of a boot. It made from several pieces of caribou hide of contrasting colours. More information on footwear here: http://www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca/item_types/23: Warm, dry footwear is essential for survival in the Arctic. The MacFarlane Collection includes examples of knee-length boots known as kamaks, and ankle high moccasin-type footwear. These garments have been skillfully made, and often were decorated by piecing together contrasting pieces of skin. The soles are crimped along the front edges to make the shape conform to the foot.
Record Last Modified:
21 Apr 2020
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
69A00012
USNM Number:
E7648-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f8e4e0ce-0f0e-4b78-af48-0cd694705215
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8479602