Men's Snowshoes

Men's snowshoes constructed of wood and babiche made for Kenah Exham by catechist Joe Kyikavichik in 1968 or 1969. Joe Kyikavichik, known as "Big Joe" (1880-1972). Joe was a catechist for fifty years before he was ordained in 1970 at the age of ninety. When his eyes began to fail in 1965 he taught his daughter, Ellen Bruce, to read in Takudh language in order that the sacred language could continue to be used in church. His long years of ministry took him to his people's fish and hunting camps