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The beadwork on this skirt was created in the 1890s by Meras Kinbasket, eldest daughter of Secwepemc chief Pierre Kinbasket. Meras planned to marry a Ktunaxa (Kutenai) man and, as part of her wedding preparations, made garments for her trousseau. Chief Kinbasket, however, forbade the marriage. He wanted his daughter to marry within her own culture. Hide, wool, glass beads and brass bells.
Galleries – National Cowboy & Western Museum
From its vantage point on Persimmon Hill in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum commands a rare view of the American West. In half a century it has grown from a Hall of Fame honoring the American cowboy to a world-class institution housing extraordinary collections of art, artifacts and archival materials. Although…
Manitobah Mukluks — Métis Mukluk
Made in Canada Foot Lining: Sheepskin Shearling Height: 15" Tall Materials: Cowhide Suede, Rabbit Fur Sole: Tipi Vibram Shaft Circumference: 17" A true original. If we had to pick our most iconic mukluk (not an easy task)—the Metis might just be it. From its careful construction and suede-and-fur exterior to its signature beadwork, the Metis is steeped in tradition. Though many Indigenous peoples used flower motifs, the beaded floral pattern that adorns this Made-in-Canada beauty is a…
Words, Alberta Elders' Dictionary, Maskwacis
Online English to Cree and Cree to English Dictionary. Contains articles from famous Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary and Cree Words Dictionary. Online Roman Orthography to Cree Syllabic Converter for Plains and Woodland Cree dialects.