Glenbow Museum has items from First Nations from all regions of Canada. Clothing and decorated containers from the Dene of the Subarctic, the Iroquoin speaking people of the eastern woodland, and the Mi'maq of the Atlantic coast illustrate the cultural diversity of Canada's First Peoples.
A Selection of North American Containers
Upon the arrival of Europeans in North America, the continent flourished with more than 500 culture groups. The diverse landscapes of the continent inspired technologies and inventions unseen before. With the aesthetic values of the makers and their communities, even common containers exhibit a regional uniqueness.