|Object ID #||1961.027.002|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Sarawak Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County?|
|Description||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.|
This item formerly belonged to Catharine B. Sutton (née Nahneebahweequay or Catharine Brown Sunego) who was an Ojibwa (Anishnaabe) woman.
Mrs. Sutton died in September of 1865, at her log home in Sarawak Township, Grey County, so this item likely pre-dates that year.
The item was passed down in the family, eventually belonging to Mrs. Catherine Morgan (nee Catherine Staves) of Brantford, Ontario, who was a grand-daughter of Catharine and William Sutton. Catherine Staves was married to Reverend Alfred Morgan. Alfred Morgan was the last owner of the item.
|Collection||First Nations, Sutton Collection|
|Dimensions||H-3 W-4 L-8.5 cm|
First Nations of Central Canada
Ojibwa (Anishnaabek, Anishnibeg)