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Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum shows us three unique carvings made by Indigenous people of Haida Gwaii and the Chukchi of Siberia, including the ghost ship S.S. Baychimo.
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Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum shows us three unique carvings made by Indigenous people of Haida Gwaii and the Chukchi of Siberia. The Chukchi carving came as a gift given to a group from HBC sent to explore new markets in post-revolutionary Russia in 1920. Morton also tells us the story of a ghost ship that is still in the news today.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum, explains the nature of the Company's organizational hierarchy and Simpson's role as governor through these extravagant artifacts: an elaborate silver candelabra and a ram's head snuff mull.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection tells us about the original Nonsuch, the history of the replica, and the origin of the HBC museum collection.
Dr. Jamie Morton shows us two examples of Indigenous clothing items from the Canadian prairies: A moose hide coat from the John Halkett collection and a beaded Cree hood, both made with HBC trade goods.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection at the Manitoba Museum shows us some exquisite beadwork and embroidery in these two very different garments.
The Hudson’s Bay Company did not want to leave their employees a second winter without communication from the outside world whenever it could be avoided... so in 1931 an aeroplane was chartered for the most northerly commercial flight ever attempted during this era.
In the 1920s, the HBC was looking to expand its markets and sent a small group on the S.S. Baychimo to post-revolutionary Russia.
After years of controversy and delay, a replica of the iconic schooner is being readied for sailing.
This variation of the 1682 British Royal Navy’s Red Ensign flew during the HBC 250th-anniversary parade at Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba, on May 2, 1920.
From the archives: A photo essay from 1943 follows the story of Isaiah Clark, a Cree trapper, as he prepares to head into the wilderness in search of valuable furs.
Priced at two shilling six pence, bear fat was one of the many commodities the Hudson’s Bay Company bought and sold.
Fancy dinnerware is probably not the first thing to come to mind in regard to the fur trade.