Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868
By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
This website was created by teacher Peter White for the Algoma District School Board
What are these markings on the front (the bow) of the canoe?
Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall (Ontario), 1869, by Frances Anne Hopkins
Courtesy vLibrary and Archives Canada under the reproduction reference number C-002771 and under the MIKAN ID number 2894967
This artwork has both First Nations and Métis influences. The circle divided into four or, in
this case eight, is a very important symbol in
First Nations art that speaks of both wholeness and the interconnectness of all things. The flowers below the circle are a much beloved theme of
Below you can see a vest and a traditional
octopus bag made by Sault Ste. Marie Métis, Mitch Case.
Detail of vest by Mitch Case
Octopus bag by Mitch Case
Vest by Mitch Case
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