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Mooseskin Boat

Object 981.024.001

Mooseskin Boat

Mooseskin Boat

A large boat made of eight moose skins stretched over a spruce wood frame and sewn with sinew and babiche. It was built by Shuta Got’ine elders and youth at the headwaters of the Keele River in 1981 to bring back a fading tradition. The project was the subject of a National Film Board film, ‘The Last Mooseskin Boat’. After the boat was built, it travelled down the Mackenzie River to Tulita and has been on exhibit at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre ever since. Shuta Got’ine inhabiting the mountains west of the Mackenzie River traveled in moose skin boats from the late 19th century to the 1950s. They were made at mountain camps in early summer to transport people, dogs, dried meat, hides and other goods down the fast-flowing rivers to Mackenzie River trading posts. Built as temporary craft, the boats were dismantled after the journey, and materials reused.

Object Details
Accession No.981.024.001
MakerEtchinelle, Gabe; Pellissey, George; Pellissey, Vivian; MacCauley, Jonas; Neyelle, Leon; Karkagie, Madelaine; Tetso, Cecilia
Culture
Region
LocationDélı̨nę, Great Bear Lake / Tulita, Mackenzie River
Date1981
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Cap

Object 979.020.005

Cap

Cap

A man’s hat made of velvet decorated with pearl seed beads and tassels. This flat-topped, straight-sided style was popular in the 1880s and is often called a smoking cap. The maker recalled that her grandfather Charles P. Gaudet wore a hat like this.

Object Details
Accession No.979.020.005
MakerHardy, Alice
Culture
Region
LocationTulita, Mackenzie River
Date1979
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Bowl

Object 971.021.001

Bowl

Bowl

A birch bark bowl, or ethawe, made by George Boots. He used it for drinking in the winter and for eating in the summer. Birch bark is strong and water resistant and can be easily cut and sewn. It has been a valuable material for Indigenous people for thousands of years.

Object Details
Accession No.971.021.001
MakerBoots, George
Culture
Region
LocationWillowlake River, Mackenzie River
Date1969