Native American Voices|
Currently On Display
|Culture Area:||Northeast Culture Area|
|Locus:||Reservation 6 miles south of Maniwaki|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Frederick Johnson (#1-93) / Gift of Frank Speck (#94-99), 1929|
Birchbark cradle board, decorated with etched floral designs and interesting application of scalloped design around edge, on the back note variation of scalloped design. Cradle boards of this type are made for new born babies and are used sometimes until the child is a month old or more. This specimen is very important in that it is the only one which has been collected from the Algonquin. It is called wigwas tikinag n; wigwas "birchbark", tikinag n "cradle board".
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / "What in the World" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Article] 1930. "A Collection of Algonkin Ethnology". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 1. no. 2. pg. 13-14 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13, pl. IV||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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