A canoe of Tlicho design made from birch bark, with bow and stern deck plates to keep waves from splashing inside. It was built by Tlicho chief Jimmy Bruneau. Consisting of bark panels stitched together with spruce root, sealed with spruce gum. The gunwales are lashed with spruce root. In 1996, this canoe was used as a model for a project to document and construct a traditional birch bark canoe.
A carved stone pipe bowl with a crosshatch design. This style of pipe came from the eastern part of Canada and moved westwards with the fur trade. Pipes like these were often carried by voyageurs. Northerners who frequented southern posts would have traded for these pipes. This pipe bowl was found at one of John Franklin’s campsites from his 1819-1822 expedition.
A rattle made with caribou hooves strung on a caribou hide thong. The rattling noise simulates clicking sounds made by caribou hooves when their toes rub together. A rattle was used in winter hunting to attract caribou closer.