Bustle

Bustle

Eric Mentuck

2023

Waywayseecappo First Nation

On loan from Eric Mentuck

Eric Mentuck is an Anishinaabe father of five who lives in Waywayseecappo First Nation (Treaty No. 4). He learned the skill of bustle-making featherwork in Waywayseecappo from his late friend Andrew Mecas, who had previously learned from many different bustle makers across North America while travelling the powwow trail in the 1970s and 1980s.

When Mentuck began dancing fancy feather at age seven he needed a pair of bustles, so his mother asked Mecas to make a set. He continued to order bustles from Mecas as an adult, and this is where he learned the art of bustle making.

Jacket

Jacket

Shingoose

1917-18

Waywayseecappo First Nation

H4-1-934

This jacket, made by Shingoose of Waywayseecappo First Nation, was donated to the Manitoba Museum in 2005 by Judy Lawrence. It was made specifically for its original owner, Lloyd Duncanson.

Wall Pocket

Wall Pocket

Unrecorded maker

Late 1800s – Early 1900s

Waywayseecappo First Nation

HBC 005-40

This wall pocket was donated to the Manitoba Museum in 2005 by Joanne Lea, great-granddaughter of its original owner, Nathaniel Murdoch William John McKenzie, who was an HBC employee from 1876 to 1916.