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bear's bib

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Item: bear's bib

Date: 1930

Area: Waskaganish

Catalogue number: National Museum of Natural History E395315-0

Dimensions: Length 19cm; width 16cm; strap length 56cm; strap width 1.1cm

Motifs: Thunderbird, goose, caribou, beaver and bear (?)

Collector: Dr. John Cooper

Notes: A bear's bib is the bib or neckpiece worn by the hunter on his chest while hunting bears. When a bear is killed, the bib is removed and placed on the bear's chest. Gift of Mathew Cowboy, 1932, who made it for Dr. Cooper.