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Canada Vignettes: Métis Coat - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB528506
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1979
Running Time:  1:00

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In 1841, the Earl of Caledon of Tyrone, Ireland, acquired an elegantly tailored deerskin coat trimmed with fringe and brightly dyed porcupine quill embroidery. This fashion, popularized by the Métis, adapts the style of the white "Coatmen" to traditional Indigenous materials.

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