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Negative  "1930"

From a series showing the construction of a wigwam ("tipi" on original catalog card), by Chris Morris and his wife and Mary Josephine Morris, P19866-94. Chris and Mary Josephine Morris (and unidentified boy) putting sheets of birchbark on frame. The poles and birchbark coverings are in the NMAI collection (catalog number 176513)

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1930-1930

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

5 x 7 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Mi'kmaq (Micmac), Native Americans, North America, Northeast, Wabanaki, Woodlands

City:

Eskasoni Reserve

County:

Cape Breton County

State:

Nova Scotia

Island Name:

Cape Breton Island

Country:

Canada

Collection History:

Frederick Johnson began his anthropological studies as a teenager, accompanying anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951) on trips to Native communities in Quebec. Between 1923 and 1929, Johnson studied at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted several research trips in Canada and the U.S., some of which were sponsored by MAI. His photographs probably accompanied the object collections he acquired for MAI.

Source ID:

NMAI_347451

Catalog Number:

N19875

Album Name:

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