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Full Métis dress leather; their clothing was greatly inspired by the clothing of the French-Canadian fur traders.  They either used tanned animal skins, such as deerskins or moose hide, or they used cloth they had acquired through trade with the Europeans.

Metis clothing was greatly inspired by the clothing of the French-Canadian fur traders. They either used tanned animal skins, such as deerskins or moose hide, or they used cloth they had acquired through trade with the Europeans.

Teachings of the Sweat Lodge by  Métis (First Nations) artist Aaron Paquette: "This is a painting of a very powerful ceremony, and because of that might invite some controversy. It is my intent to have this painting be used primarily as a teaching tool for youth. If we don't share, we lose."

"Teachings of the Sweat Lodge", Aaron Paquette One of my personal favorites. The cross-section perspective, the first of which I saw in Hawaii in the early has intrigued and fascinated me for decades. This artwork exemplifies why.

Cdn Metis Arrow Sash - red represents the blood thatwas shed through the years; blue is for the depth of their spirits; green is for the fertility of a great nation; white is for the connection to the earth and the creator; yellow is for the prospect of prosperity

Metis Arrow Sash - red for blood that was shed through the years; blue for the depth of spirits; green for the fertility of a great nation; white for the connection to the earth and Creator; yellow for the prospect of prosperity

Red River Metis Beaded Octopus Bag ca. 1840-1860 with Floral Design on Red Trade Cloth and Wool Tass

Red River Metis Beaded Octopus Bag ca. with Floral Design on Red Trade Cloth and Wool Tassels.

Get Crafting: Friday Feature: Finger Weaving and the Metis sash

Manitoba, the province I grew up in, is rich in Metis history. Understandable, since the Metis are why the province came into being .

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