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Transportation ➔ Oval Quill Box With Lid, Beaver Design

Oval, lidded bark box with white all over quilling on sides and edge of lid. Beaver in undyed brown quills on center. (Note use of portion of natural quills carefully selected to produce all brown or all white effects).;Label says, 'Chippewa, Georgian Bay, RIC 1957-06-30'.;CANADA: Ontario. Collectors label indicates Manitoulin Island or Georgian Bay.;CANADA: Ontario.
Birch Bark, Thread, Porcupine Quill, Sweetgrass
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Gift Of Herrick, Ruth

Anishinabek: The People of this Place ()

Estate of Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.