"Handmade maple paddle canoe with carved handle, 6 inch wide by 34 inch wampum belt, and trade hatchet"
Unfortunately, the low resolution photo doesn't show details of the interesting step-like grip. It is very reminiscent of the circa 1860 Northeastern Woodlands paddle posted on before.
NORTHEASTERN WOODLANDS (Malecite?) CANOE PADDLE
Maple - 5 ft. 3 3/4 in. Original full post here
This specific paddle was featured in Pleasing the spirits : a catalogue of a collection of American Indian Art by Douglas C Ewing (1982) - plate 474. Luckily one copy of this out of print exhibit catalogue was available at the Toronto Reference Library where I went to find some extra information. The black and white pics included a closeup of the floral carving details etched on the grip.
Basic Floral Etchings on grip