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Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture, Trading Women: Beads, Cloth, and Innovation on the Northern Plains
Sherry Farrell Racette, associate professor, Department of Visual Arts, Media, Art and Performance, University of Regina
While the fur trade is typically discussed as a male endeavor, objects in museum collections bear witness to the importance of women in radically changing economies. The majority of items on trade lists were materials used by women to create clothing, accessories, and ceremonial objects. Stitches trace the gestures of women’s hands as they transformed new materials into both ancient and innovative forms.
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