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Artefact: Snowshoes
Accession #:  93.54.01a & b
Year: 1910s - 1920s

This style of snowshoes are from 1910.  They were originally trimmed with small red pom-poms. The frames on snowshoes were usually made from durable ash wood and the lacing was made from deer, caribou and moose hide. The toe and tail section were placed in a cross pattern with light babiche, a string material made from rawhide. The central body of the shoe was made with a thicker babiche to support heavy weight suspension.