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Tools and Woodworking

Native American snowshoe, ca. 1900

Native American snowshoe, ca. 1900

Item 23488 info
Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Snowshoes distribute the wearer's weight over a large surface, allowing them to walk on soft snow.

This 12" by 42" snowshoe was made for someone weighing about 120 pounds.