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|Creator||Cairns, George A.|
|Title||miniature snowshoes, c. 1885|
|Published||Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver|
|Contributor||Museum of Vancouver|
1 pair of miniature snowshoes made by Plains Indians (Cree ir Blackfoot) for birthday of Mrs. Margaret Anderson, wife of Hudson Bay Co. factor at Fort Edmonton, 1885.
Each miniature snowshoe consists of 2 bowed strips of wood tied together at ends with sinew. Three smaller strips of wood run crosswise between the first 2 strips. Sinew loosely woven around and between these small strips of wood. Front ends of shoes upturned. Each shoe has 12 blue and red wool pompoms decorating outside edges of long wood strips.