Dating hudson bay point blankets

The beaver pelts were shipped to Europe to meet the demand for beaver fur top hats.

Native Americans prized the blankets because of their ability to hold heat even when wet.

Because they were easier to sew than bison or deer skins, Point blankets were made into hooded coats (called capotes) by both Native Americans and French Canadian voyagers and were perfectly suited to the cold Canadian winters.

Although woven in a handful of background/stripe colors, the “favored” look of Hudson’s Bay Point blankets are the ones produced with stripes of green, red, yellow, and indigo on a creamy white background.

The stripe colors were chosen simply because they were easily produced at the time with colorfast dyes.

These foods weren't "discovered" (like early people "discovered" some corn popped if placed near the fire) but noticed.

The earliest hunter-gatherers took advantage of every available food resource.

On the Museum's opening day, visitors were able to explore three main floor galleries: Fur Trade, Native Peoples of Alberta, and a display of early photographs of Aboriginal people taken by Ernest Brown and Harry Pollard.

Grant Mac Ewan, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, was among the dignitaries attending the ceremony.

It is very good, albeit somewhat complicated, to eat; simpler for the eventual diner if the cook minces the meat and forms it into cakes, as described in Apicius...

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