Ricky Andrew was the last trapper in Tulita to use dog teams on the trapline. This dog collar with a standing iron and harness was made for his lead dog. The wolverine fur tuft on the standing iron is meant to provide inspiration for the other dogs of the team. According to Andrew, the waving fur makes “dogs strong like a wolverine”.
A handmade toy wooden boat carved from a piece of lumber, with small kicker engine fashioned from a metal container. Sam Otto bought four toy boats like this from children in 1955 while prospecting near Lac La Martre.
A large tin can, roughly cut down to an appropriate height to serve as a dog bowl. It was used at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment at Fort Reliance on Great Slave Lake which was in operation from 1927 to 1965. The bowl belonged to Jumbo who worked with members at the Fort Reliance detachment.
A baby belt of embroidered off-white stroud with canvas backing, edged with a single line of white beads. Yarn embroidery consists of large red and pink flowers. Minnie Francis made this baby belt for her grandchild in the early 1970s.