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Snow Goggles

Snow goggles were designed to reduce the amount of sunlight reflecting off the snow, preventing snow blindness when outdoors. 

Eider duck parka

The Inuit of southeastern Hudson Bay have been harvesting eiderdown for generations. 

Chilkat Blanket

Chilkat blankets are intended to be worn over the shoulders for ceremonies and dances.

Inuit raincoat

Gut-skin raincoats are one of many examples of how indigenous peoples used all parts of the animals they hunted.

Embroidered Pad Saddle

These saddles were made by women, and Métis women have been credited with exceptional expertise in their creation.

Dog blanket

Dog blankets, sometimes called tuppies, were intended for show, not for warmth or protection.

Northern exposure

How a chance encounter with The Beaver’s editor launched the author’s decades-long writing career.

Fur trader's jacket

Its exceptional quality is a reflection of the expert eye and skills of Lydia Catherine Christie.

HBC Carriole

Carrioles allowed trappers to transport supplies and furs throughout the winter. Pulled by dogs, they were sometimes used to transport high-profile people.

Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet is an Arctic ghost town that refuses to die. The mine is shut and its cluster of buildings stands abandoned. The nickel production has burst, as indeed it was known it would, once the deposits of high-grade ore were depleted.

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