Object photography

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Object description

  • Menominee artist
  • Snowshoes, before 1912
  • Wood, skin, bone
  • Labrador, Canada
  • L: 13 3/8 in, W: 8 1/2 in (L: 34.0 cm, W: 21.6 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1912
  • E15159


This is a pair of snow shoes made for a child. They are made with a single piece of wood that has been steamed and bent into a teardrop shape and then lashed with mesh. The snowshoes each have two wooden cross beams. The back piece has a piece of bone lashed to the top of it. There are leather thongs toward the front that one would use to tie around the foot.