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Plate 616: A Chipewyan Tipi Among the Aspens

Plate 616: A Chipewyan Tipi Among the Aspens


Edward S. Curtis

(American, 1868–1952)

Glass interpositive plate

Overall: 43.2 x 35.6 cm (17 x 14 in.)

Gift of Dr. Terence and Joyce Isakov 2022.295


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The Chipewyans are an Indigenous Canadian people inhabiting the Northwest Territories including northern parts of Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.


Edward S. Curtis wrote that “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.”

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