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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
Métis costume
Métis costume
Métis Clothing - a Composite Style

This Métis smoked deer skin suit combines a European cut of coat, vest and pants with First Nations porcupine quillwork decorations. Note that the matching footwear of choice, was moccasins.

In the 19th century, Métis in turn influenced the Dene First Nations' colourful clothing and decoration.

'The young people model themselves in every way, from the cut of their hair to the style of their clothes, on the French-Canadian Métis who work at the English trading posts.'
Father Emile Petitot, 1876, in Emile Petitot

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Coat Pants Vest Moccasins Ceinture fléchée
Coat Pants Vest Moccasins Ceinture fléchée
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