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Rare Cree beaded hood returns home

 

Last updated 5/14/2016 at 12:05pm

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"I am so emotional," said Dinah Simand, the granddaughter of Jane Gunner, when she first saw this rare beaded hood. Gunner was believed to be the original owner of the hood. "It's like meeting my Kookum (grandmother)," Simand said. "This is how I feel when I see it."

OUJE-BOUJOUMOU, QC-A rare and fragile beaded hood that is more than 166 years old made its way back home Monday, finally reunited with the descendants of its original owner in Quebec's James Bay region.

"I am so emotional," said Dinah Simard, the granddaughter of Jane Gunner, believed to be the original owner of the hood.

Jane was the wife of Joseph Gunner, then the chief of Mistassini (now Mistissini).

"It's like meeting my Kookum [grandmother]," she said. "This is how I feel when I see it. My mom told me a story about how my grandmother used to wear the beaded hood on spec...



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