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Name Ojibwa (Anishnaabe, Anishnibeg)

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Image of 1959.002.022 - Purse, Change

1959.002.022 - Purse, Change

First Nations-made beaded change purse (coin purse) with a red edge trim that is worn at the bottom of the purse. There is a floral beaded design in the centre and in between the floral / leafy design and red trim there is a white and beige beaded line that follows the trim line.

Image of 1959.061.012 - Pouch

1959.061.012 - Pouch

Beaded floral First Nations (Ojibwa) pouch, 19th-c. This heavily beaded floral pouch has a rounded shape and is piped around the edge with red cloth. The body of the pouch is made of dark brown or black velvet, which is lined with dark brown linen. The beading is raised Iroquois-style, but has Ojibwa patterning, with floral motifs. There are three sizes of opaque white beads used, as well as teal/turquoise blue, darker blue, yellow, orange, dusty pink, red, silvery and amber-coloured beads. The flaps are edged with alternating horizontal and vertical large white beads. The pouch is beaded on both sides. There are flat brass sequins placed near the floral designs.

Image of 1961.003.007 - Club

1961.003.007 - Club

A carved, wooden "Indian War Club" that was presented to/given to the late John McLean by Chief Waubyuk of Orillia in the 19th-century. The war club head is effigy-style, shaped like a male's head, with inset lead eyes, and is dull red [perhaps ochre?] and black in colour.

Image of 1961.027.001 - Dress

1961.027.001 - Dress

Hand-sewn baby's dress sleeve, which pre-dates 1865. This dress sleeve is made of a very thin fabric, which has an off-white/natural colour. It has been hand-sewn with very tiny stitchery. The cuff has a plain, doubled band, which has a finely-gathered frill which is 2 cm long. The opening at the shoulder is neatly whip-stitched.

Image of 1961.027.002 - Moccasin

1961.027.002 - Moccasin

Baby's moccasin, which likely pre-dates 1865. The moccasin is made of semi-tanned leather, likely deerskin? It also has thread with a small quantity of white and black beads used. The beads run up the front of the moccasin in decorative lines. There appear to be holes for some sort of ties in the front of the moccasin near the opening. An overhanging flap / cuff runs around the opening of the moccasin. The mate for this moccasin was not donated.

Image of 1961.027.003 - Steel

1961.027.003 - Steel

A woman's hand-held steel (scissor sharpener). The steel is block-like, with a wooden body that has two steel blades inserted at an upwards angle in the two longer sides. The top has a turned finial, that provides a finger grip. The wood is varnished. There is no maker's identification.

Image of 1961.027.004 - Hook, Rug

1961.027.004 - Hook, Rug

Catharine Sutton's wooden-handled mat hook, pre-1865. It is made of steel and wood. The handle is a tapered, cylindrical piece of wood, with a rounded end. The hook part is shaped like a spear point, with a rug hook notch to one side. The handle is 8 cm long, while the visible steel part is 4.5 cm long.

Image of 1961.027.005 - Bone

1961.027.005 - Bone

This is a bone baculum (penis bone) that was kept by the Sutton Family and it is a 19th-century item. From the size and pronounced curvature, it may be from a raccoon (January 2013). It has no decoration on it. Family lore was that it was used as a handiwork implement, possibly as a rug punch. See RELATED items that were owned by the same Ojibwa woman.

Image of 1961.027.006 - Buttonhook

1961.027.006 - Buttonhook

Wooden-handled button hook, 19th-c. Likely a steel hook. It is very plain-looking. Belonged to Catharine B. Sutton and her family.

Image of 1961.027.007 - Link, Cuff

1961.027.007 - Link, Cuff

Book-shaped bone or ivory cuff link, pre-1865. This may be a collar button rather than a cuff link, but more research is needed to determine. On one side of the "cover", there is a protruding knob-like shank. The book's "pages" have a gilt colour. There is no maker's identification. It belonged to Catharine B. Sutton.

Image of 1961.027.008 - Stay, Collar

1961.027.008 - Stay, Collar

Mother-of-pearl collar stay, 19th-c. This collar stay is made of mother-of-pearl and brass. The stay part is a convexly-curved, bar-like item. Its one side is flat and luminiscent, showing the best of the mother-of-pearl. The reverse side has two brass posts. One is threaded like a screw. The other appears to be a permanent fixture, with a mother-of-pearl circular cap on it. The ends of the stay are rounded in their shape. There is no maker's identification.

Image of 1961.027.013 - Ring, Wedding

1961.027.013 - Ring, Wedding

Catharine Sutton's thin, broken gold wedding ring, c.1839. It is very plain. There is a loose piece of the ring currently. The brass pendant mount for it (1961.027.014) is a Sutton heirloom as well.

Image of 1961.027.009 - Rattle

1961.027.009 - Rattle

This First Nations-made beaded rattle has a groundhog bladder covering, and likely pre-dates 1865. It was found amidst the Sutton heirlooms in 1961. The handle of the rattle is completely covered with rows of beads (green, blue, white). The rattle end is round with two flat sides, and is reportedly made out of a groundhog bladder. The top of the rattle has a leather fringe. Small pebbles likely are what rattles inside.

Image of 1961.027.010ab - Jar, Cosmetic

1961.027.010ab - Jar, Cosmetic

Unglazed ceramic two-piece rouge pot or round salve box, 19th-c (pre-1865). There is a matching item (see 1961.027.011ab). It is made of a fine, unglazed bisque-like ceramic. It has a smooth texture on the exterior and interior, and a light beige colouration to the clay. No colours have been added to it. The convex round lid loosely sits on the top, and has a decorative pattern moulded into it. - -The lid overhangs the pot, and is convex and fitted. It has an embossed, circular leafy design molded into its top surface. -There is no maker's identification.

Image of 1961.027.011ab - Jar, Cosmetic

1961.027.011ab - Jar, Cosmetic

Unglazed ceramic two-piece rouge pot or round salve box, 19th-c (pre-1865). There is a matching item (see RELATED 1961.027.010ab). It is made of a fine, unglazed bisque-like ceramic. It has a smooth texture on the exterior and interior, and a light beige colouration to the clay. No colours have been added to it. The round lid overhangs the pot, and is convex and fitted. It has an embossed, circular leafy design molded into its top surface. There is no maker's identification.

Image of 1961.027.012 - Case, Jewelry

1961.027.012 - Case, Jewelry

A small dark green, oval-shaped jewellery case. The top side of the case has two hinges on the long sides which allows the front two sides to open. The undersides of the hinged pieces are padded with a white material, and the interior of the case is lined with a brown velvet? The exterior looks like an artificial shagreen-like paper?

Image of 1961.027.014 - Locket

1961.027.014 - Locket

Locket that held the 1839 Sutton wedding ring after it was broken. Only the back part of the locket is present. There is a dark fabric background, and two small eyes holding the pieces of the gold wedding ring. The round perimeter of the brass locket has a rope-style casted edge. There is hanging ring at the top so that the piece could be suspended on a chain as a pendant.

Image of 1961.027.016 - Button

1961.027.016 - Button

White china button reportedly from a baby coat of Edward VII, 19th-c. This is a glossy glazed ceramic? button [may be opaque glass]. Reportedly there were once two matching buttons. Only one is extant now. There is a steel loop shank. The button is circular, and it has a rounded edge. The center of its obverse side has a convex circle. There may have once been a gilt line decoration outlining this circle. No maker's identification seen.

Image of 1961.027.019 - Medal, Commemorative

1961.027.019 - Medal, Commemorative

Medal commemorating the 1838 coronation of Queen Victoria. It is a coin-like item, housed in a circular wood and glass picture frame. The medal is set off within the frame by a goldtone textured background (material is?). The wooden frame has been painted black. There is a small hook on the back of the frame, allowing it to be hung up on a wall for display. The frame is not contemporary with the medallion, but something the family kept it in, later on in the 20th-century. It was backed with a round, silver and black illustration piece of a silhouette woman working a tapestry. The medal has a smooth and undecorated back side. There is a small nick or broken-off part at the top of it (did i

Image of 1961.027.030ab - Garter

1961.027.030ab - Garter

Mrs. William Sutton (Ojibwa name Nahneebahweequay) formerly owned this personalized, hand-made, knitted pair of garters. The finely-knitted white thread has openwork to create the text of "NAHNEEBAHWEEQUAY" and "OWEN SOUND UPPER CANADA" in the pattern on the end of each garter. These items have no fasteners. The garters differ in size. "A" is slightly wider than "B".