Decorated hoods, worn by both men and women, displayed wealth. The beadwork embroidery exhibited a woman’s artistic skills, as well as pride in her husband’s abilities as a good provider. The hoods played a role in showing respect to the spirits of animals hunted; however, missionaries discouraged Native beliefs and by the late 1800s the hoods were no longer worn.


  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Early-to-mid 1800s
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 cm
  • Provenance: C.G. Gladman Collection.
  • Type: Beaded Hood
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: Wool cloth, glass beads
  • Length: 51
  • Accession Number Extent: Collected by C.G. Gladman’s father or grandfather who were employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company
  • Accession Number: 912.23.2

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