A soft-bodied doll resembling a ‘Viking warrior’, commercially produced for a fundraising and awareness campaign by the “Women Warriors of the Sahtu” who wanted a road built to the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories. Newspaper columnist and personality Cece Hodgson-McCauley was the instigator of the campaign, and the doll was made to look like her.
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 pair of machine sewn adult-sized gloves with high, wide gauntlet-style wrist cuffs. Made from smoke tanned moose hide with a decorative patch of white stroud, floral embroidery, and beaver trim. The gloves were made by Jane Horassi for her husband Gabe Horassi. Her generation believes that their men should be dressed well.
A feed grinder used by John Goodall on his farm at Fort Simpson. Goodall was born in England and came to Canada in 1911, homesteading in the Athabasca district before World War I. He came north to Fort Simpson in 1927 with a small family, farming with livestock and agriculture, and stayed 44 years until his death in 1971 at the age of 80. At Fort Simpson, the soil was rich and plentiful and under Goodall’s watchful eye potatoes and many other vegetables flourished. He supplied fresh produce to the missions and settlements along the Mackenzie River. From 1954 to 1967, Goodall was a member of the NWT Council.