A Dene Metis from La Loche, Saskatchewan, 1920: Boniface Janvier is wearing a metis sash with the ends tucked in and metis garters tied just below the knees. He is carrying a rifle, snowshoes, an HBC blanket, an axe and a kettle. He is possibly heading north of the Clearwater River to a cabin on his trap line for the winter.
Robert Kennicott, American Naturalist: Portage La Loche, 1862: Wearing a double breasted capote, a knee length wool jacket with hood, tied at the waist with an Assomption / Metis sash and a marten fur skin fire-bag; pants are trimmed with ribbon on the outside seams and on cuffs; wearing a toque; pants tied just below the knee with garters ending in tassels. On his feet are beaded or embroidered moccasins; clothing type worn by French Canadians and French Canadian Metis of the North West