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ExhibitionMemorable Shoes

KAMIKS OF THE INUIT
MOCCASINS OF THE FIRST NATIONS
CHANGING STYLES - THE ROLE OF TRADE & VOYAGEURS
CANOE
THE TRADING POST
CHANGING STYLES THROUGH CONTACT
MÉTIS CLOTHING
THE ENDURING MOCCASIN WITH VARIATIONS
SETTLERS USER MOCCASINS AND SNOWSHOES
SHOES FOR A NEW LAND
SHOES MADE IN THE AGE OF THE CRAFTSMAN
CANADIAN FOOTWEAR IN THE AGE OF THE MACHINE
Children's moccasins
Children's moccasins

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The Enduring Moccasin with Variations

This pair of moccasins belonged to a child, and elegantly combines traditional and European features.

European aspects:
• velvet on vamp
• silk rosettes
• duffle cloth cuff

First Nations aspects:
• natural colour skin
• two piece construction
• use of horsehair (wrapped with silk)

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