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Two photographs with Lame Bear and John Mountain Chief from the Magee Collection.

Subject: Children, Clothing and dress, Women's clothing, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Chiefs, Headgear, Coats, Lame Bear, Mountain Chief, John

Transcript: Father: Mountain Chief Mother: Front Strike (Married No chief later) First Wife: Agnes Kills At Night (later married Running Owl) one child. Second Wife: Long Time Louse one child. John was a truant officer, which brought him great respect among the people. John was also the local all around helper. Anyone could call on him wether they were in need of help from the snow or needed a handyman. John was a very well known and well respected man within the community. More information is needed on Lame Bear In the second photograph, it is unknown who the white woman and girl are. Card information: Lame Bear and Mt. Chief (John Mountain Chief). Two Blackfeet men standing in front of a brick wall. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0047 Lame Bear and Mt. Chief [et al.] Two Blackfeet men, a woman and a young girl standing in front of a brick wall. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0048 This photograph is part of the Magee Family Collection. The collection was donated to the Blackfoot Digital Library by Don Magee the son of Thomas Magee. The originals are now in the University of Alberta's archives. Research on the photographs has been done by Adrienne Heavy Head using various published resources about the Blackfoot people and interviews.

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Blackfoot and Blood chiefs who did not participate in the North West Rebellion of 1885 and who were brought to Ontario by the federal government for the unveiling of the Brant Memorial. Seated l. to r. One Spot-Pipe Bearer of Crowfoot, Red Crow and North Axe. Standing Interpreter.

Subject: Leaders, Chiefs, Moccasins, Jewelry, Necklaces, Canada, Politics and government, One Stop-Pipe Bearer, Jean L'Heureux

Transcript: Blackfoot and Blood chiefs who did not participate in the North West Rebellion of 1885 and who were brought to Ontario by the federal government for the unveiling of the Brant Memorial. Seated l. to r. One Spot-Pipe Bearer of Crowfoot, Red Crow and North Axe. Standing Jean L'Heureux the interpreter.

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Portrait of Theodore Last Star from the Magee Collection

Subject: Clothing and dress, Family History, Portrait, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Chiefs, Jackets, Scarves, Vests, Last Star, Theo

Transcript: Adopted Father: Last Star Adopted Mother: Scaring Up A Bird Biological Father: Martin Fitzpatrick Biological Mother: Cutting Herself Woman Wife 1: Emma Merchant Children: Calvin (adopted) Wife 2: Cecile Boy Children: None Theo was on the police force and had several Thunder Pipes through his life as well as a Smoking Otter bundle and a few other personal bundles. He was accepted as the official hereditary chief having been chosen by Wades-in-the-Water as his successor. This is how chiefs were chosen before voting came along. Last Star adopted Theo when he was a child; his mother gave him to Last Star when she remarried. Theo was a very well liked man and very well respected throughout his life. Card Information: Theo Last Star � 2. A portrait of a Blackfeet man with his hair in braids. Note: Photograph of a photograph. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0108 This photograph is part of the Magee Family Collection. The collection was donated to the Blackfoot Digital Library by Don Magee the son of Thomas Magee. The originals are now in the University of Alberta's archives. Research on the photographs has been done by Adrienne Heavy Head using various published resources about the Blackfoot people and interviews.

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David White Headed Chief and his wife, Ambush Woman with two unidentified grandchildren - Blackfoot (Siksika)

Subject: Clothing and dress, Women's clothing, Chiefs, Medicine women, Dresses, Vests, Ambush Woman, White Headed Chief, David

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Blackfoot (Kainai) - 1895

Subject: Clothing and dress, Chiefs, Jewelry, Necklaces, Coats, Men's clothing, Red Crow

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Portrait of Theodore Last Star from the Magee Collection

Subject: Family History, Portrait, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Chiefs, Police, Last Star, Theo

Transcript: Also known as: Weasel Feather and Yellow Head Adopted Father: Last Star Adopted Mother: Scaring Up A Bird Biological Father: Martin Fitzpatrick Biological Mother: Cutting Herself Woman Wife 1: Emma Merchant Children: Calvin (adopted) Wife 2: Cecile Boy Children: None Theo was on the police force and had several Thunder Pipes through his life as well as a Smoking Otter bundle and a few other personal bundles. He was accepted as the official hereditary chief having been chosen by Wades-in-the-Water as his successor. This is how chiefs were chosen before voting came along. Last Star adopted Theo when he was a child; his mother gave him to Last Star when she remarried. Theo was a very well liked man and very well respected throughout his life. Card Information: Theo Last Star � 2. A portrait of a Blackfeet man with his hair in braids. Note: Photograph of a photograph. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0108 This photograph is part of the Magee Family Collection. The collection was donated to the Blackfoot Digital Library by Don Magee the son of Thomas Magee. The originals are now in the University of Alberta's archives. Research on the photographs has been done by Adrienne Heavy Head using various published resources about the Blackfoot people and interviews.

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Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians, with Letters and Notes Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes now Existing, vol. 1. London, England: H. Bohn, 1866, pp. 264.

Subject: Piikani, Art, Stu-mick-o-sucks, Leadership, Chiefs, Travel Writing, Battles, Catlin, George, 1796-1872

Transcript: I have this day been painting a portrait of the head chief of the Blackfoot nation; he is a good-looking and dignified Indian, about fifty years of age, and superbly dressed (PLATE 11); whilst sitting for his picture he has been surrounded by his own braves and warriors, and also gazed at by his enemies, the Crows and the Knisteneaux, Assinneboins and Ojibbeways; a number of distinguished personages of each of which tribes, have laid all day around the sides of my room; reciting to each other the battles they have fought, and pointing to the scalp-locks, worn as proofs of their victories, and attached to the seams of their shirts and leggings. This is a curious scene to witness, when one sits in the midst of such inflammable and combustible materials, brought together, unarmed, for the first time in their lives; peaceably and calmly recounting over the deeds of their lives, and smoking their pipes upon it, when a few weeks or days will bring them on the plains again, where the war-cry will be raised, and their deadly bows will again be drawn on each other. The name of this dignitary, of whom I have just spoken, is Stu-mick-o-sucks (the buffalo's back fat), i. e. the "hump" or "fleece," the most delicious part of the buffalo's flesh. I have also painted, of the Blackfeet. From: Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians, with Letters and Notes Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes now Existing, vol. 1 Author: Catlin, George, 1796-1872

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During the North-West rebellion of 1885 both territorial and federal officials requested Lacombe to visit the Cree and Blackfoot and persuade them not to support Louis Riel. Lacombe travelled to the Blackfoot Indian Reserve, whose residents seemed disinclined to take up arms alongside their old enemies, and then hurried north to call for peace on the Cree reserves near the Battle River. When the hostilities were over he made recommendations to remedy Indian grievances and was asked by Ottawa to investigate matters concerning Indians. To reward those chiefs who had remained loyal during the uprising, the government invited them to visit eastern Canada. Lacombe organized the trip in 1886 for the nine western chiefs, including Crowfoot, and he and interpreter Jean L' Heureux accompanied them.

Subject: Clothing and dress, Headgear, Portraits, Group, Photographs, Chiefs, Jewelry, Necklaces, Canada, Politics and government

Transcript: Standing L-R: Father Albert LaCombe, Jean L'Heureux (Interpreter)Sitting in middle row L-R: Three Bulls (Siksika), Crowfoot (Siksika), Red Crow (Kainai) Sitting in front row L-R: North Axe (Pikuni), One Spot (Kainai) - 1886 During the North-West rebellion of 1885 both territorial and federal officials requested Lacombe to visit the Cree and Blackfoot and persuade them not to support Louis Riel. Lacombe travelled to the Blackfoot Indian Reserve, whose residents seemed disinclined to take up arms alongside their old enemies, and then hurried north to call for peace on the Cree reserves near the Battle River. When the hostilities were over he made recommendations to remedy Indian grievances and was asked by Ottawa to investigate matters concerning Indians. To reward those chiefs who had remained loyal during the uprising, the government invited them to visit eastern Canada. Lacombe organized the trip in 1886 for the nine western chiefs, including Crowfoot, and he and interpreter Jean L' Heureux accompanied them.

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Portrait of Two Guns White Calf, Chief of the Glacier Park Blackfoot taken by Thomas B. Magee from the Magee Collection

Subject: Family History, Portrait, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Chiefs, Beadwork, Jewelry, Necklaces, Two Guns White Calf

Transcript: Father: White Calf Mother: Catching One Another First Wife: Susan Two Guns First Husband: Sam Burd. Susan and Sam (deceased) Children: four, Levi, Alice, Ira and Phoebe Burd Second husband: Anthony Austin who also passed away. Children: none Third Husband is Two Guns White Calf Children: none Second Wife: Susan Ear Rings Children: Mary Home Gun Two Guns White Calf was the Chief among the Blackfoot that camped in Glacier Park for just over twenty years. Two Guns is thought to be the most famous of the Blackfoot people. His profile is said to be used on the buffalo head nickel printed in the United States in the 1930's. Although the artist claims to have used a composite of many, the distinctive profile of Two Guns is really identifiable. Two Guns White Calf travelled the country as the representative of Blackfoot people. Card Information: Two Guns White Calf. A profile headshot of a Blackfeet man wearing earrings and a beaded necklace over fringed clothing. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0052 This photograph is part of the Magee Family Collection. The collection was donated to the Blackfoot Digital Library by Don Magee the son of Thomas Magee. The originals are now in the University of Alberta's archives. Research on the photographs has been done by Adrienne Heavy Head using various published resources about the Blackfoot people and interviews.

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Portrait of Theodor Last Star taken by Thomas B. Magee

Subject: Family History, Portrait, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Chiefs, Beadwork, Jewelry, Last Star, Theo

Transcript: First Wife: Emma Merchant (Bird Sings Different) Second Wife: Cecile Boy. Adopted Father: Last Star Adopted Mother Scaring up a Bird Biological Father?: Martin Fitzpatrick Biological Mother?: Cutting Herself Woman It is speculated that Theo's mother later married Dog Gun and so gave Theodore to Last Star and Scaring Bird Woman to take care of. He had held two Medicine Pipes and many other kinds of bundles as well. Being a well-liked man he succeeded Wades-In-The-Water as honorary chief. Card Information: Theo (Theodore) Last Star�1. A headshot of a Blackfeet man wearing beaded clothing, with his hair in braids. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0050 This photograph is part of the Magee Family Collection. The collection was donated to the Blackfoot Digital Library by Don Magee the son of Thomas Magee. The originals are now in the University of Alberta's archives. Research on the photographs has been done by Adrienne Heavy Head using various published resources about the Blackfoot people and interviews.

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