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Title
A Chipewyan tipi among the Aspens
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 18, plate 616
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
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Description
The Chipewyan are one of several Athapascan groups occupying the territory between Hudson bay and the Rocky mountains, from about the fifty-seventh parallel to the Arctic circle. Much of this area is barren, but the streams that feed and drain the innumerable lakes are bordered by thick groves of the slender, white boles of aspens, whose pleasant glades are favored by camps of fishermen and berrypickers. The Chipewyan dwelling, formerly made of the skins of caribou, on which animal these people principally depended for food, clothing, and shelter, was one of the few points in which their culture resembled that of the plains Indians. Their distinctive garment was a leather or fur coat with skirts cut to a point before and behind, a feature to which the appellation Wichipwayaniwuk ("they pointed fur people"), the Cree original of Chipewyan, alluded.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00411.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/411
Language
English
Subject
Athapascan Indians
Canada
Chipewyan Indians
Dwellings
Landscape photography
Landscapes
Manners and customs
Native Americans
Photogravure
Tipis
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.18 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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