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Snowshoe, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

A Native American snowshoe, which allowed the wearer to walk on the surface of snow that was not hard packed by cold and wind. Snowshoes distribute the body weight over a larger surface area so the wearer does not sink into the snow.

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  • Title: Snowshoe, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, leather
  • Dimensions (cm): 108 x 30.5
  • Local Code: HM 7026
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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