• Description:

    Peter Paul and Mali A'n Morris Sylliboy (?) posed in front of a birchbark wigwam (which was constructed by Chris and Mary Josephine Morris) playing "waltes," a traditional Mi'kmaq game. She wears a beaded conical hat, and a ribboned and beaded jacket. Originally catalogued as "Man and woman in traditional clothing, playing dice and bowl game"

  • 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, some of which were sponsored by MAI. This photograph probably accompanied the object collections he acquired for MAI.

  • Dimensions:

    5 x 7 in.

  • Catalog number:

    N19928

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