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Dog harness

Description

Dog harness, consisting of a padded collar of tanned caribou skin with two traces of skin for fastening the dog to the sled, joined by a piece across the back: : North America, Canada, Northwest Territories, Great Slave Lake, Fort Rae, Tłı̨chǫ, c. 1860

Museum reference

A.558.61

Collection

Americas

Object name

Dog harness

Production information

Unknown
Fort Rae, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America

Date

c. 1860

Style / Culture

Tłı̨chǫ
Athabaskan

Materials

Caribou skin, Skin

Physical description

Model dog harness with padded collar of tanned caribou skin with two traces of skin for fastening the dog to the sled, joined by a piece of skin across the back.

Collection place(s)

Northwest Territories, Canada, North America

Associations

Hudson's Bay Company

Exhibitions

  • Living Lands (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Dogrib: We live securely by the land (01 Oct 2006 - 14 Dec 2007)
    Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
    Carleton University Art Gallery

References

The Athabaskans: Strangers of the North. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1974. Exhibition catalogue from 'An international travelling exhibition from the collection of the National Museum of Man, Canada, and the Royal Scottish Museum'. cat no. 112

Idiens, Dale, A catalogue of Northern Athapaskan Indian artefacts in the collection of the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Museum Information Series, Art and Archaeology 3, March 1979

Dè T’a Hoti Ts’eeda: ‘We Live Securely by the Land’; An Exhibition of Dene material selected from the collections from National Museums Scotland. Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 2006

On display

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