A James Bay Cree beaded octopus bag. Beaded on velvet, with cloth lining and trim, similar patterns of floral sprays on either side, the tabs displaying distinct vine and blossom motifs, with bead and wool tassel fringe. From Bonhams.
Ogden At the Portage: Hudson's Bay Company's Employees on Their Annual Expedition From Picturesque Canada, vol. 1 (Toronto, Hudson's Bay Company Archives (RB FC 51 vol. 309 Provincial Archives of Manitoba
1880s Ojibway (First Nations) or Métis Beaded Skin Coat (detail) at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto - This was given to Dr. Charles Trick Currelly, first director of the Royal Ontario Museum (and whose photograph appears in the lower left corner), when he was in Manitoba as a Methodist lay preacher in 1888-1889.