Embroidered Métis panel bag, used for carrying personal medicines, tobacco, and flint and steel for making fire.

Panel bags were used for carrying personal medicines, tobacco, and flint and steel for making fire. After the introduction of the gun, panel bags were also used to carry shot. This Métis panel bag was collected in 1846 by the Toronto-based artist Paul Kane. It is believed that he acquired the bag from the Métis in the Red River region in what is now southern Manitoba.

Historical Advisor: Scott Carpenter, Métis Nation of Ontario
Acquired in memory of Arthur C. "Tony" Allan. This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust and the Friends of the Canadian Collections.

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