Knife

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Culture/People
possibly Plains Cree (Prairie Cree) (attributed)
Possible collector
Edgar Dewdney, Non-Indian, 1835-1916
Previous owner
Edgar Dewdney, Non-Indian, 1835-1916
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Knife
Media/Materials
Steel, glass bead/beads
Techniques
Bead-wrapped
Object Type
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place
Northwest Territories; Canada
Collection History
Formerly in the collection of Edgar Dewdney (1835-1916), Indian commissioner for Canada's Northwest Territories (1879-1888), Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (1881-1888), and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (1892-1897), and probably collected by him between 1879 and 1888; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1917 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
7/2389
Barcode
072389.000
See related items
Plains Cree (Prairie Cree)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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