medicine pouch (pouch)


Beaded medicine pouch was acquired by Hon. Edgar Dewdney, between 1859 - 1916. Dewdney became Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The buckskin pouch is decorated with glass beads and tin cone danglers. Provenance unknown.

Donated to RAMM in 1920 by his wife Blanche Elizabeth. Artefact is described by the donor as a ‘money bag’.
(Ref: Blanche Elizabeth Dewdney’s letters to curator Mr Rowley).

This object is on display at RAMM in the World Cultures gallery.

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