Indian Encampment at Falls
Date: post 1846
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-508-1
Chevron Paddle Closeup
Another more detailed Krieghoff painting which shows a similarly chevron decorated paddle is one of his classic works, Indian Wigwam in Lower Canada.
Indian Wigwam in Lower Canada.
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-511-1
If this latter painting looks familiar, it's because it is identical to that in McCord Museum collection that I posted on earlier. It seems that these chevron decorations are a common feature in many historical paintings. Not known is whether this image is based on historically accurate representation or whether Krieghoff took liberties with the painting based on previous images in historical texts