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object
Cooking pot/kettle

Non-Indian; used by the Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Canada; Nova Scotia; Cape Breton County; Eskasoni Reserve; ; ; ; Cape Breton Island
17/6422

object
Basket

Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Canada; Nova Scotia; Cape Breton County; Eskasoni Reserve; ; ; ; Cape Breton Island
17/6412

object
Basket with cover

Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Canada; Nova Scotia; Cape Breton County; Eskasoni Reserve; ; ; ; Cape Breton Island
17/6415

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  • Description:

    From a series showing the construction of a wigwam ("tipi" on original catalog card), by Chris and Mary Josephine Morris, P19866-94. View of the interior of the completed wigwam, with baskets, and cast iron pots at hearth. "With both deerskin and a braided rug on the ground, the interior shown reflects both age-old practices and newer ones. Tree branches mark the boundary of the hearth." The wigwam poles and birchbark coverings are in the NMAI collection (catalog number 176513). The metal kettle is NMAI object 176422.000. and the baskets are 176412.000 and 176415.000

  • Culture/People:

    Mi'kmaq (Micmac)

  • Date created:

    1930

  • Photographer:

    Frederick Johnson (Fred Johnson), Non-Indian, 1904-1994

  • Place:

    Eskasoni Reserve; Cape Breton County; Nova Scotia; Canada

  • Format/Object name:

    Acetate negative

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Frederick Johnson began his anthropological studies as a teenager, accompanying anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951) on trips to Native communities in Quebec. Between 1923 and 1929, Johnson studied at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted several research trips in Canada and the U.S., some of which were sponsored by MAI. His photographs probably accompanied the object collections he acquired for MAI.

  • Dimensions:

    5 x 7 in.

  • Catalog number:

    N19894

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