- Likely Saulteaux circa 1890
- Wood, babiche, cotton cloth, metal (nails)
- 12"l x 4.5" w x 7" h
- Signature piece from the Vintage Winter collection
- One-of-a-kind Item
ABOUTTHE ANISHINAABE (SAULTEAUX)
It is believed that Canada's oldest snowshoes may originate from the Ojibwa People. One branch of the Ojibwa nation, the Saulteaux, were among the first to utilize the snowshoe in maintaining extensive trading relations with the French, British and later Americans. Saulteaux is a French term meaning "People of the rapids," referring to this group's former location in the area of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.