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Caribou Boot Liners
20th Century Greenland footwear

ca. 1908
20th Century
17 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (43 x 29 x 9 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk) Primary

Object Type: footwear
Creation Places: North America, Greenland, Northwest Greenland
Medium and Support: caribou fur
Credit Line: Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan
Accession Number: 1967.148.c&d
Caribou skin liners fit inside waterproof sealskin boots to keep the feet warm and dry. Nonetheless, frostbite was a frequent problem. Donald MacMillan, who wore these liners with his sealskin boots, was ordered back to the ship because of severe frostbite during the 1908-1909 North Pole expedition.

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