Object photography

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Object description

  • Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) artist
  • Model canoe, 1823-1825
  • Birchbark, wood, pigment
  • Great Lakes, North America
  • L: 35 7/8 in, W: 7 3/4 in, D: 8 1/4 in (L: 91.1 cm, W: 19.7 cm, D: 21.0 cm)
  • Gift of Enos Cutler, 1825
  • E3759

SPECIAL COLLECTION

East India Marine Society Collection

DESCRIPTION

This is a model canoe made of birch bark. Parts of the canoe are decorated with green paint. There are eight wooden paddles with the canoe, one of them considerably longer than the others.

Exhibition History

  • Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art from the Peabody Essex Museum, Washington State Historical Society; October 11, 2005 through February 09, 2006
  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997