James Bay Cree (Quebec), Octopus Bag, beads/wool, c. 1860. Could also as easily be Métis; similar bags were a very common clothing accessory among 19th century Métis. JE

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.

Photo of animal pelts lined up at an historic fur trading post in Manitoba, Canada.

Animal pelts lined up at Lower Fort Garry, a historic fur trading post in Manitoba, Canada.

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Photograph:Indians trade furs with settlers at a Hudson's Bay Company trading post in Canada.

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

hudson bay company voyageurs

A Montreal type of Canoe. Fur Trade Canoe Hudson's Bay Company in Canada - Hudson's Bay Company Fur trade canoe Artist - Frances Anne Hopkins, artist,

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.

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.

Man with made beaver pelt

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