GERALD LAZARE AND LEWIS PARKER,
ALGONKIAN CAMP (THE ALGONKIANS 3)
signed, pinholes and transparent tape present along the edges of the artwork
20 ins x 24 ins; 50 cms x 60 cms
A label on the reverse of this artwork explains, “An Algonkian clan of several families arrive by birch bark canoes. After the spring break-up of the ice these canoes will carry their furs to trade.
The clan prepares itself for winter camp.
The women and elders collect poles and strip elm bark for their wigwams.
Women prepare meals and erect a drying rack.
An oki sends the hunters in a direction decreed by omens.
Fishing through the ice was done with both nets and spears.”