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Edgar Dewdney's collection in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum of Exeter, England

Subject: Conservation, Bear-Knife, Parfleches, Clothing and dress, Cultural property, Museums, Bundles, Art, Weapons, Horses, Dewdney, Edgar, Headdress, Headgear, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Saddles, Horn headdress, Footwear

Transcript: Edgar Dewdney was an English born immigrant to Canada in the mid 1800's. He became a government official taking the offices of Indian Commissioner to the North West Territories, Minister of the Interior and Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Later Edgar Dewdney was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia. Most likely it was during his time in office that he began his collection of Native American items. Edgar asked that his collection of 101 items be donated to the Royal Albert Museum in Exeter upon his death. His collection was moved in two parts over three years. Having not had the chance to view and photograph the collections at Exeter; we have only 10 item's photographed from his collection. However, only 12 of the 101 items are reported to have come from the Plains of Alberta and Northern Montana. Mr.Tony Eccles has kindly allowed the Blackfoot Digital Library use of these documents and images for educational purposes. Documents and images are not to be reproduced or published with out permission from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. You can find the Royal Albert Memorial Museums Blackfoot page here: http://www.rammworldculturesonline.org.uk/Research/Blackfoot/About/

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Crow Foot's materials in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, England

Subject: Conservation, Clothing and dress, Hair, Siksika, Museums, Bundles, Family History, Leadership, Denny, Cecil Edward, Headdress, Headgear, Leggings, Men's clothing, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Scalp

Transcript: Cecil Edward Denny collection is currently at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, England. The majority of the collection is from Crow Foot of Siksikaa, Alberta Canada. It is not really clear how Cecil Denny received these item's wether it was through trade or a gift from Crow Foot or some other means. Tony Eccles the Curator for the Worlds Cultures Collections is currently working very closely with Siksikaa to bring the collection home for a visit. Mr. Eccles has kindly allowed the Blackfoot Digital Library use of these documents and images for educational purposes. Documents and images are not to be reproduced or published with out permission from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. You can find the Royal Albert Memorial Museums Blackfoot page here: http://www.rammworldculturesonline.org.uk/Research/Blackfoot/About/

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Brave Dogs Head Dress. Small leather band with two small inward facing horns decorated with upholstery studs, brass bells, dew claws, leather fringe, bead work and red trade cloth.

Subject: Crazy Dog Society, Dogs, Clothing and dress, Cultural property, Museums, Bundles, Photographs, Headdress, Headgear, Horn headdress, British Museum

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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Small straight up head dress with downy red plumes on the ends of prairie chicken feathers. The band is studded with upholstery tacks and the trailer is decorated with thimbles and hide.

Subject: Clothing and dress, Museums, Bundles, Photographs, Headdress, Headgear, British Museum, Straight up headdress

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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Stand up head dress with eagle feathers and bead work. Made in the more modern Sioux style that has been adopted by many plains tribes.

Subject: Clothing and dress, Cultural property, Museums, Bundles, Photographs, Beadwork, Headdress, Headgear, British Museum, Straight up headdress

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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Straight up head dress with a trailer of golden eagle feathers and horse hair. Crown is made of weasel tails, golden eagle feathers and cloth. This head dress is said to have belonged to Little Ears from the All Short People clan at Kainai.

Subject: Clothing and dress, Kainai, Museums, Photographs, Headdress, Headgear, Men's clothing, British Museum, Straight up headdress

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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Images of a Straight Up Head Dress held in the British Museum.

Subject: Clothing and dress, Museums, Photographs, Headdress, Headgear, British Museum, Straight up headdress

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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Weasel Tail Split Horn Head Dress being held in the British Museum. Collected in 1887. This head dress is thought to be related to the Brave Dog Society.

Subject: Crazy Dog Society, Clothing and dress, Museums, Photographs, Headdress, Headgear, Men's clothing, Horn headdress, British Museum, Split horn headdress

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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Photo's of the British Museum visit on March 29, 2011

Subject: Conservation, Horn Society, Clothing and dress, Museums, Bundles, Art, Pawaksski (Scarface), War, Photographs, Quill Work, Headdress, Headgear, Men's clothing, Horn headdress, British Museum, Split horn headdress

Transcript: On March 29, 2011 A group of Blackfoot people from all four tribes travelled to London, England and surveyed the collection at the British Museum storage. The part of the collection surveyed has quill worked scalp lock and weasel tail shirts, a split horn headdress from the Horn Society, a spilt horn headdress from the Brave Dogs Society, two straight up headdress', A shield, a club, a mans saddle, a woman's dress, a Brave Dogs rattle, a toothed necklace and a pair of men's leggings with quill work on them. There is more Blackfoot materials in their collection but these are the item's that were marked as most important to see on this visit. There are item's on display in the main museum as well as more in storage. You can access the British Museum's main page and collections database: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx Photographs taken by Adrienne Heavy Head. Museum inventory document provided by the British Museum for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. British Museum Documents are for educational use only. Not to be published without permission from the British Museum.

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at Fort MacLeod, Alberta - Blackfoot (Kainai) 1st photograph 1905 2nd photograph 1927

Subject: Clothing and dress, Photographs, Headdress, Headgear, Leggings, Men's clothing, Oka, Mike

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