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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian; Anishinaabe; Ojibwe; Odawa
Title:Canoe
Date Made:19th century
Type:Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Materials:Birch bark, wire, thread, wood, grass
Place Made:North America; United States; Michigan
Measurements:overall: 3 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.; 8.89 x 18.415 x 6.35 cm
Narrative Inscription:  In black ink on bottom: 6
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.1
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Birch bark miniature canoe model. Two similar floral curvilinear patterns on both sides in white, orange, red, and green dyed porcupine quills. Parts of the pattern are missing. The canoe is stitched together using twine with dyed quills woven on top. Three pieces of wood are attached as seats or thwarts (there may have also been a fourth that has been lost.) Traces of a black substance, possibly pine sap, on the interior. Listed as #6, "Model Canoe," in the “Catalogue of Cabinet of Articles sent by Missionaries to Mt. Hol. Fem. Sem. all before 1892” under American Indians. The number 6 is written in black ink on the bottom of the canoe.

Tags:
Native American; indigenous people; boats

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