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dc.contributor.supervisor Farrell Racette, Sherry (Native Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Fey, Angela
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-25T17:10:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-25T17:10:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32235
dc.description.abstract Objects have the power to create a concrete connection to our past - a connection we can hold in our hands. Each object in a family collection is connected to an ancestor and their story. It is these stories that ground us in who we are and where we come from; these stories that create our heritage and identity. The McTavish Collection is made up 159 objects and is housed at the Manitoba Museum. The collection belonged to a prominent fur trade family and has been passed down through five generations of women of mixed Indigenous/European decent. Eighty objects were pulled from the vaults and reunited as a single collection for closer study. An object biography was created using a combination of research techniques and perspectives to piece together a deeper understanding of the life of women of the fur trade era. Through these objects, a story emerged and shone a light on the women who made, collected and used these objects. This is a study of that process and those stories. en_US
dc.subject Metis en_US
dc.subject HBC en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Fur trade en_US
dc.subject Beadwork en_US
dc.subject Embroidery en_US
dc.subject McTavish en_US
dc.subject Christie en_US
dc.subject Sinclair en_US
dc.title From women's hands: an object biography of the McTavish Collection en_US
dc.degree.discipline Native Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Shore, Fred (Native Studies) Matthews, Maureen (Anthropology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2017 en_US


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