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Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland
Item: moccasins

Date: 1834-1844

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: Royal Museum of Scotland L304.133+A

Dimensions: Length 25cm; width 12cm; height 7cm

Technique: Embroidery: chain stitch

Motifs: floral

Collector: Dr. John Rae

Notes: Dr. John Rae was a Hudson's Bay Company physician at Moose Factory from 1834-144. As a physician, Rae would have had contact with other Cree communities.

References: Bunyan, Ian, Jenni Calder, Dale Idiens, and Bryce Wilson. 1993. No Ordinary Journey: John Rae - Arctic Explorer 1813-1893. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland.