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Ten artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History’s national collection will be spending the summer on display at the Manitoba Museum.
Two of them have Manitoba connections: the uniform of William Barker, the Dauphin-born First World War soldier and Victoria Cross recipient; and beaded moccasins from the Yanktonai Sioux Nation on Manitoba’s Pipestone Reserve.
The other artifacts teem with Canadian history. They include Canada’s oldest known hockey stick, which the Canadian museum purchased in January; the Last Spike used to connect Canada’s transcontinental railway, the revolver used to kill a Father of Confederation, Thomas D’Arcy McGee; the 1964 Kentucky Derby trophy won by Northern Dancer; a lidded box with a bear design from Haida artist Bill Reid; a mask, likely worn by shamans of the Dorset culture of northern Canada; binoculars awarded to the Wellington Field Battery in 1881 for winning an artillery competition and the 1944 painting Grain elevators at MacLeod, Alberta, by Peter Whyte.