Item 2021.13.03 - Snowshoes

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CA ON00428 2021.13-2021.13.03

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  • ca. 1890 (Manufacturing)

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2 snowshoes : wood, rawhide ; 96.5 x 35.5 cm

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This pair of snowshoes was donated to Heritage York for display at Lambton House by André Wagner ca. 2016.

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The item is a pair of traditional snowshoes with extremely fine rawhide webbing. Indigenous communities across Canada historically made and used snowshoes to travel on foot during the winter. These designs continue to influence the way snowshoes are produced today. There are four main styles of snowshoes: Huron, Ojibwe, Alaska, and Bear paw. Shaped like a large teardrop, this pair is an example of the Huron variety.

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  • English

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