Tanned beaver pelt

Tanned beaver pelt

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Tanned beaver hide marked "HA" on the flesh side with numerous discontinuous small holes to form the letters. "HA" are probably the initials of Harry Ayer. Date unknown but before 1959. Ayer was the original proprietor of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia, Minnesota, in which this pelt was found. The object is probably Ojibwe in origin.

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