- Museum number
Inscribed paddle made of wood (maple).
- Production date
- 1980 (before)
Length: 138 centimetres
Width: 13 centimetres ((max))
- Curator's comments
- Comment by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985. "Canoe paddle, hand-carveds, with incised designs on blade and shaft. Blade decorated with two circles, one enclosing a realistic moose head, the other a caribou head. Near waist of blade is a design of a man wearing a toque, long coat, waistcoat, shirt, untied tie, fringed leggings to knee, short man's kilt?, moccasins, with rifle in hand; labelled "BLACK BIRD". Blade signed "San Thomajij" (?); if accurate, this is corrupt French for "Jean Thomas", with the "ji'j" ending a dimunitive or endearment. The shaft is fairly plain; the handle is bordered with geometric motifs of scallops and triangles, with a cross-hatch fill. Handle centre is decorated with a magnificent salmon."
- On display (G26/dc2)
- Exhibition history
1982-1987 Jun-Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
1988 15 Jan-1 May, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1988 1 Jul-1 Nov, Museum of Civilization, Lorne Building, Ottawa, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Comment by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985. "Purchased 1980. Same maker as AM 1980 A35.2."
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number