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Date
1922
Catalogue Number
103.01.1043 a,b
Description
(a) square 2.5x2.5cm copper with curved corners, charm/fetish issued by the National Parks Branch, Department of the Interior. There is a hole drilled in one corner at the top so it can hang as a pendant. A buffalo head has been stamped onto the metal and raised letters “ORENDA” on one side, au ve…
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Title
Charm; Fetish
Date
1922
Dimensions
2.50sq. cm
Description
(a) square 2.5x2.5cm copper with curved corners, charm/fetish issued by the National Parks Branch, Department of the Interior. There is a hole drilled in one corner at the top so it can hang as a pendant. A buffalo head has been stamped onto the metal and raised letters “ORENDA” on one side, au verso, in raised letter “BUFFALO MEDICINE CANADA’S NATIONAL PARKS SAVE THE FORESTS”. (b) a paper pouch folded to close, brown and beige to simulate leather; has Indigenous-style designs in red and blue (note: looks like Navajo design). There is a remnant of a piece of sticky tape where the charm was once attached to the paper pouch.
Subject
charm
fetish
National Parks
Credit
Gift of Jim Sime, Golden, 2012
Catalogue Number
103.01.1043 a,b
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