|Inuit shoe 1886.1.747 © Pitt Rivers Museum|
Lyon was perhaps more successful as an adventurer and early anthropologist than as an explorer. He had many interactions with Inuit people on these voyages and was tattood by them. His writings on Inuit people during these voyages have proven valuable to scholars since.
|Sole of shoe 1886.1.747 © Pitt Rivers Museum|
Curator for Americas, Pitt Rivers Museum &
Professor of Museum Anthropology, School of Anthropology
See this shoe and more footwear made of animal skin on display in the Leatherwork case (L.63.A) on the Lower Gallery.