'Green Stockings mending a snow shoe' Edward Francis Finden
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'Green Stockings mending a snow shoe'
Seated portrait of a young woman, referred to here as 'Green Stockings', looking slightly to the right [as viewed], mending a snow shoe in her lap. She wears green leggings and a brown over coat.
Illustration from Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, by John Franklin (London, 1823).
John Franklin (1786-1847) British Naval officer and exporer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1823. In 1819 he was chosen to lead the Coppermine Expedition overland from Hudson Bay to chart the North Coast of Canada.
'Green Stockings' was a name given to this woman by Franklin's expedition members, after the way she dressed. She was of the Yellowknives; one of the five main groups of the First Nations Dene who live in the Northwest territories of Canada. Her father was Keskarrah, the elder brother of the clan's then-chief, Akeh-Cho, or Akaitcho.
- Image reference: RS-9316
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