Portraits of Little Plume from the Magee Collection
Subject: Clothing and dress, Family History, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Portraits, Photographs, Warriors, Moccasins, Jewelry, Necklaces, Headgear, Jackets, Scarves, Vests, Little Plume
Transcript: Father: Wounded Mouth Mother: Many Cut Woman Wife1: Spear Woman Children: Hollering in the Air, Calf Woman and Leaving Singing this Way Wife2: Tail Feathers Woman Children: Looks First and Takes Gun for Nothing Wife3: Hits on Top Children: Long Time Bird Woman Wife4: Different Cut Children: Louis, Josephine and Medicine Whistle Little Plume was a very well known and well-respected warrior through out his life. As a young boy he had counted coup on a Cree man and stolen his weapon during a fight. He asked an elder for his name in exchange of the weapon. Which is how Little Plume was so named. He is said to have been given the powers of the bear and could heal himself within a matter of days from any wound. There is an account of Little Plume using his gifts on himself after being shot in the chest. Card Information: Little Plume�1. A Blackfeet man wearing fringed clothes and earrings, with his hair in braids, his hands clasped in front of him. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0098 Little Plume � 2. A portrait of a seated Blackfeet man, wearing a wide brimmed hat. Note: Photograph of a photograph. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0099 Little Plume � 3. A portrait of a seated Blackfeet man, wearing a wide brimmed hat. Note: Photograph of a photograph. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0100 Little Plume � 4. A Blackfeet man sitting on a tree stump, wearing fringed boots and beaded clothing, with feathers in his braided hair. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0101 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.