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To Honour and Respect at Peterborough Museum & Archives [Peterborough]

Mississaugan birch bark basket and lid (makuk), with exterior partially quilled with floral motifs, and a thong handle wrapped around with porcupine quills; contains inscribed bark label. Of traditional form and medium size for a mokuk. 
Basket (makuk) ©

To Honour and Respect: Gifts from the Michi Saagiig Women to the Prince of Wales, 1860

16 April – 19 November 2023

Thirteen Indigenous birchbark baskets are on display in their ancestral lands for the first time in 160 years, as part of an exhibition at the Peterborough Museum & Archives, Ontario, Canada.

The baskets are embroidered with brightly-dyed porcupine quills and were presented to the Prince of Wales by Michi Saagiig women during the first royal tour of Canada in 1860.

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