Moccasin

Moccasin

Unrecorded maker

1950s

Berens River First Nation

On loan from Stella McKay

This moccasin was loaned to the exhibit by Stella McKay of the Berens River First Nation.

Clothes Pins

Clothes Pins

Unrecorded maker

1950s

Berens River First Nation

On loan from Stella McKay

These clothes pins were loaned to the exhibit by Stella McKay of the Berens River First Nation.

Floral Fabric

Floral Fabric

Designed by Carrie Okemaw

2022

Berens River First Nation

After reaching out to Marshalls Fabrics to print one of her floral designs on fabric, Carrie Okemaw was the first Indigenous artist to be officially commissioned by the company to create designs.

Mukluks

Mukluks

Miss S. Anderson

1960s

Berens River First Nation

H4-1-854

These children’s mukluks, made by Miss S. Anderson of Berens River First Nation, were donated to the Manitoba Museum by Jenny Meyer and Jennine Krauchi in 2004, on behalf of their husband/father Anthony Meyer’s estate.

Game

Game

Unrecorded maker

Mid-1900s

Berens River First Nation

HBC 58-89

This game was donated to the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum in 1958 by Mrs. R. Stockwell and was part of the HBC collection donated to the Manitoba Museum in 1994. Often called the Deer Toe Game, it is made from eight carved deer phalangeal (toe) bones and was meant to develop hand-eye coordination. The player would hold the metal pin and flip the bone and hide sections up in an attempt to catch them on the end of the pin, similar to ball in a cup.