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First Peoples

This selection of approximately 300 images provides a sample of the collections related to First Peoples from different regions of Canada. It documents the arts, culture, lifestyles and traditions of communities from the Eastern Woodlands, Prairies, Northwest Coast as well as Artic and Subarctic regions.

Profile:

  • Aboriginal artifacts dating from the 1800s to approximately 1945 (clothing, accessories, headgear, domestic tools, baskets, hunting weaponry);
  • Prominent figures;
  • European depictions of Aboriginal people in North America;
  • Testimonials regarding treaties and the establishment of reserves.

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Bowl (ACC1194)

Bowl
Anonyme - Anonymous
1790-1820, 18th century or 19th century
ACC1194

Dance cape (ME954.1.2)

Dance cape
Anonyme - Anonymous
1900-1918, 20th century
ME954.1.2

Poundmaker, The Cree Chief against whom Colonel Otter marched, about 1880 (M932.8.1.222)

Engraving
Poundmaker, The Cree Chief against whom Colonel Otter marched, about 1880
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
About 1880, 19th century
M932.8.1.222