About this object


The donor said the objects in his donation should be known as the Hillyard Mitchell collection. Mitchell (1852-1923) spent much of his working life in the Northwest Territories, later moving to Victoria, B.C. The donor also said the collection came from his grandfather, F. Carson, who had gone to Saskatchewan in 1861 as a boy of 15, and stayed until 1918. He was a fur trader and trapper, working mainly amongst the Cree, and was recorded having been at Duck Lake and Prince Albert, Sask. It is now uncertain which objects were collected by Mitchell vs collected by F. Carson.

Physical description

Two identical pieces of hide stitched together and having a beadwork design on one side consisting of mutli-coloured triangles on a white background. Each triangle has a pink diamond-shape at top within with a navy triangle below at each side and outlined with yellow and navy. Five horizontal rectangles of navy are at each end and in between stitched together pieces at the seam.