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Belt (E074722)

Image | Gwich’in men, c1851

In this circa 1851 illustration of Gwich’in men, their garments include a beaded tunic and moccasin pants. The man on the right carries a gun in a case over his shoulder and shooting accessories on his belt including a horn for gun powder (left) and a pouch (right). The man on the right holds a bow and carries a quiver and knife with a double-spiral hilt at his side.

Illustration from Sir John Richardson, “Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-voyage through Rupert’s Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships under Command of Sir John Franklin.”

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