Huron (Beavertail) Style Snowshoes
- Blind River origin
- Media Type
- This style of snowshoes have many different names including, Huron, Michigan, Maine, Beavertail or Algonquine. With very intricate webbing of sinew, they indicate First Nation manufacture.
They are basically a tear drop shape and are particularly useful for trails, open woods and rolling terrain. They are not so useful in deep powdery snow or thick wooded areas. Larger than most, they were probably used for carrying heavy loads.
- Traditional snowshoes are made of a hard wood, usually ash. The webbing material is rawhide, which is strips of denuded animal skin. The animal from which the webbing material was retrieved was traditionally moose, deer, or caribou.
- Personal Name(s)
- Transferred fromo the Jordan Museum in Jordan, Ontario.
- Timber Village Museum
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 46.18336 Longitude: -82.95817
- Timber Village MuseumEmail
Agency street/mail address
180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0