- In the context of art and culture, the culture of the indigenous peoples of the northern polar region of the earth, including the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The term may also refer to the animals, plants, climate, geology, geography, and oceanography of the area.
- Fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of a mammal, usually consisting of a double coat of hair that includes a layer of comparatively short, soft, curly barbed hair next to the skin, protected by longer, smoother, stiffer hair growing up through it.
- Integument of a large animal such as a cow or buffalo separated from the body with or without hair, whether green, dry, tanned, or dressed. For the integument of a small animal, use "skin." For tanned hide, use "leather."
- Heelless footwear made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up to form part or all of the upper portion covering the foot, and with a back seam; worn originally by indigenous peoples of North America. Also, shoes of similar construction, with hard sole and heel attached, made of soft or hard leather or leatherlike material.
- Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
- Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
- Footwear with a relatively stiff sole and heel, and generally covering the foot at or below the ankle joint.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Selected Works of Art, Archaeology, Ethnography and Decorative Arts from the College's Collections
Bryn Mawr College
, 2/20/2002 - 2/24/2002
Frederica de Laguna: Teaching by Example
Bryn Mawr College
, 10/1/2006 - 3/1/2007
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