Call

Canada-goose shaped call made from larch twigs held by string.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

wood; larch; string
Height: 50.1cm, Width: 21cm, Length: 71.2cm
86-01488-000
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CULTURAL CONTEXT: hunting

DESCRIPTION: Canada-goose shaped call made from larch twigs held by string.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Cree

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1960 C

MATERIAL: wood; larch; string

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; assembled
CULTURAL CONTEXT: hunting

DESCRIPTION: Canada-goose shaped call made from larch twigs held by string.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Cree

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1960 C

MATERIAL: wood; larch; string

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; assembled

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Game Bag

Non depilated harbour seal skin, rectangular with rounded corners and front flap.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

animal; sealskin; string
Height: 47.3cm, Length: 66.2cm
66-00392-000
© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.


CULTURAL CONTEXT: everyday; hunting

DESCRIPTION: Non depilated harbour seal skin, rectangular with rounded corners and front flap. Tie in middle of flap. Shoulder strap set into each side of bag.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic; Chisasibi

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Cree

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1966

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; string

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn
CULTURAL CONTEXT: everyday; hunting

DESCRIPTION: Non depilated harbour seal skin, rectangular with rounded corners and front flap. Tie in middle of flap. Shoulder strap set into each side of bag.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic; Chisasibi

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Cree

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1966

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; string

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.

Necklace

Necklace consisting of 41 perforated duck bills on brass wire.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

animal; duck bill; metal; brass
Width: 21cm, Length: 33cm
75-01198-000
© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.


CULTURAL CONTEXT: spiritual; hunting

DESCRIPTION: Necklace consisting of 41 perforated duck bills on brass wire.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Cree

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1970 C

MATERIAL: animal; duck bill; metal; brass

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; perforated; threaded
CULTURAL CONTEXT: spiritual; hunting

DESCRIPTION: Necklace consisting of 41 perforated duck bills on brass wire.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Subarctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Cree

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec

END OF PRODUCTION: 1970 C

MATERIAL: animal; duck bill; metal; brass

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; perforated; threaded

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Identify some traditional and contemporary materials and manufacture methods utilized by Canadian Cree Subarctic peoples
  • Identify some artistic objects made by Canadian Cree Subarctic peoples using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and their uses
  • Describe how contemporary materials have influenced artistic objects made by Canadian Cree Subarctic peoples

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