Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Evolving Cultures

As the Museum's story of the First Nations continues, displays and artifacts look at those people in specific areas.

Here we have weaponry and tools of peoples of the northern forests.

The McCollum Cache is the name of a collection of artifacts found at Lake Nipigon- copper tools and items that are now displayed here. Contemporary reproductions can be touched.

The Eastern Woodlands shifts things to another part of the continent.

Tools and weapons, some of them very old, others of the last century or so, are displayed here.

Agriculture began to be developed among tribes of the Americas, including the Iroquois

Here we have pottery that would have been used as part of the storage process for various foods. I pick up here tomorrow.


  1. I adore museums like this and could spend hours, or at least return over a period of days. (Still no email from you. I think I had your correct address. Anyway, I was just apologizing for my lack of visits and wondering how you are!)

  2. Every time I am fascinated by the old pottery!

  3. They have the same tools as here, unfortunately I couldn't read the text although I tried to make it bigger. I like these kind of museums it's so amazing what they had made already !

  4. Hello, the tools are interesting and the pottery is pretty. Great exhibit. Wishing you a great day!

  5. I love the pottery. Imagine storing food that way. Janis GDP

  6. ...but now we seem to be regressing!

  7. I enjoyed these displays! Thank you for sharing.

  8. It is quite interesting to see how technology develops!

  9. The copper tools are interesting. Would that be after contact?

  10. Fascinating to see how our ancestors lived. Those pottery bowls must be quite substantial to have survived.

  11. What a wonderful collection. The weapons and tools look a lot at what is found in Europe.

  12. It looks like a very extensive display.

  13. Some of those tools were pretty ingenious.

  14. Not going grocery shopping vs hunt or starve. The tool displays makes it realhow easy feeding ourselves today is.

  15. Key word in your title is evolving. They were scattered and new ideas spread very slowly

  16. I made my cross-eyed attempt to read the descriptions, which are pretty general. I then tried a search to find more about the McCollum site and the copper tools. So far not much on the internet, and it did give your post today as one of the internet sites about it. I would like to know more about the archaeology in Canada of First Nations. I wonder if books are available. Interestingly enough, searching for McCollum site led me to a mound in South Carolina by that name, within 100 miles of me! Time for a road trip! Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. I always find those weapons and tools interesting.

  18. @Iris: indeed.

    @Pat: it probably reached you through my actual name, not the name I use online. I'll try sending another email.

    @Ella: as am I.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Gattina: it depends on what system one uses.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Janis: indeed.

    @Tom: true.

    @Marie: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: that it is.

    @Shammickite: pre-contact, from the dates on some of the displays.

    @DJan: or well buried, I would think.

    @Jan: that doesn't surprise me.

    @RedPat: it is, yes.

    @Sharon: quite so.

    @Maywyn: true.

    @Red: I agree.

    @Barbara: I imagine some of the books that are out there would be more of an academic nature.

    @Lady Fi: thank you.

    @Michelle: me too.

  19. The found old artifacts are wonderful.

  20. The tools are fascinating to see. What a great exhibit.

  21. Always fascinating. I think those huge pots are my favorite.

  22. Wonderful to see William, sometimes I wish weapons were still as basic today.. no nuclear stuff 🙃

  23. @Marleen: they are.

    @Bill: it's well put together.

    @Denise: they stand out so well.

    @Tanya: indeed.

    @Grace: true.

    @Jeanie: me too.

  24. I agree with Grace. I wish weapons were still so basic today.

  25. What a collection, all these artifacts found and to be shared for all to see is really something, thank you for sharing.

  26. Such history shared here and excellent photos of the First Nations display ~ thanks ^_^

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