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Title: Belt

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Nehiwyan (Cree)

Medium: cotton, glass beads, cotton thread

This belt was woven on a loom but the beadwork was not attached to leather.

Do you recognize the beadwork design? Why would this image be important to First Nations people?

- Gerry Conaty

This belt has Union Jacks on it. Whoever created it would have been someone acquainted with politics back then. Someone who knew what it meant to have a flag or they might have had an understanding of the significance of Treaty. Our treaties were made with the British Crown and we believe that we have a special relationship with the Queen.

- Joe Deschamps

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AP 3366

Image No: P0017351

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with Nehiwayak: Traditions of the Cree People education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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