Artist: Rowena Blackjack
Culture/People: Tutchone, Carmacks Band
Place: Yukon, Canada
Media: Leather, fur, and beads
Dims: 16 x 7 11.25 in. (50 x 18 x 28 cm)
Description: In 1988, Ted drove 2960 miles along the Transcontinental Highway to find these mukluks in Carmacks, Yukon. Leaving Carmacks he would drive 1095 miles to Fairbanks and then down to Anchorage, taking a combination of ferries and highways returning to New Mexico. Ted drove these trips with friend and fellow collector, Casey Jones who would eventually endow the Nelson-Atkins Museum Native arts programs and permanent installation. This would not be first or last time Ted drove this way.
RTC No: NA0478
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011
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