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Photographs of the War Shirts that were loaned to Glenbow and The Galt from the Pitt Rivers Museum during the summner of 2010

Subject: Conservation, Clothing and dress, Cultural property, Museums, Art, Photographs, Quill Work, Glenbow Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, Men's clothing, Galt Museum, Conservation, Clothing and dress, Cultural property, Museums, Art, Photographs, Quill Work, Glenbow Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, Men's clothing, Galt Museum

Transcript: The Pitt Rivers Museum loaned five Blackfoot War Shirts to the Glenbow Museum and the Galt Museum during the summer of 2010. These are high resolution photographs taken by the Pitt Rivers Museum staff before they were shipped to Canada. These shirts had not been in Blackfoot territory for over one hundred seventy years. Groups of students, Blackfoot edlers and other community members were invited to take part in handling sessions at both museums before the shirts went on display. You can visit the Pitt Rivers website about the Shirts Project here: http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/blackfootshirts The designs were made with Porcupine quills and Bulrush or Cat tail leaves. A indigenous plant of the Americas. The dye's used to colour the quills and plant material would have been made with various plants such as moss, berries and possibly ochre. These designs are a transferred right and could only be used if that person had made special accomplishments in their life. Not just anyone can make or wear a shirt like any of these. These types of shirts would only be worn for special occasions such as ceremonies or in war for protection. Only those with special transfers can make a quill design or work with quills. The person that made these shirts would have been very skilled as not just anyone would be asked to make such a shirt.

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Portrait of Emma Last Star taken by Thomas B. Magee

Subject: Family History, Portrait, Women's clothing, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Jewelry, Necklaces, Dresses, Women's hats, Last Star, Emma

Transcript: Maiden Name: Emma Merchant. Husband: Theodore Last Star. Children: One Adopted son Calvin Last Star. They held two Medicine Pipe Bundles and many other kinds of bundles as well. Card Information: Mrs. Emma Last Star. A headshot of a Blackfeet woman. Thomas B. Magee, 1862-1930; Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0051 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 Phillip Arrow Top from the Magee Collection taken by Henry Magee

Subject: Family History, Portrait, Magee, Thomas Benjamin, 1862-1930, Magee, Henry Lincoln, 1896-1966, Magee, Donald Lee 1938-, Photographs, Warriors, Medicine Men, Shamans, Police, Arrow, Philip

Transcript: Phillip Arrow Top (Jingling This Way). Father: Arrow Top Knot Mother: Pine Squirrel Wife: Molly Arrow Top. Phillip was a police officer and later became a probation officer. His father was a well known Medicine man and Warrior. Card information: Photograph 1 - Phillip Arrow Top 1. A headshot of a Blackfeet man wearing a sweater, with his hair tied back. Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0011 Photograph 2 - Phillip Arrow Top � 2. A headshot of a Blackfeet man wearing a sweater, with his hair tied back. Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0012 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 Stabs by Mistake taken by Henry Magee. Photographs 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, Jewelry, Beaver man, Drummers, Jackets, Scarves, Stabs By Mistake

Transcript: Father: Sitting With Back Sticking Out Mother: Dives to the Shore Wife: Steal In The Day Time Father: Mountain Chief (Big Brave) Mother: Bird Sailing This Way Children: Peter Stabs by Mistake, Thomas Stabs by Mistake. Stabs by mistake was a Beaver Man. He was one of the last Aamskaapiipikuni to take part in the Dove Society. The was a member of the Black Tail Deer Society. He took a Crow Water bundle around the same time that he had joined the Black Tail Deer Society. Stabs by Mistake was buried with a War Pipe that was given to him by Mountain Chief. He was a drummer for many Medicine Pipe openings because he knew the songs however; he never had one transferred to him. Stabs by Mistake was transferred the Top Knot and a necklace from one of the Medicine Pipe holders. Stabs my Mistake drowned in the Four Horns Lake. Card information: 1. A headshot of a Blackfeet man wearing a pinstripe jacket, a scarf around his neck and earrings, with his hair in braids. Henry L. Magee, 1896-1966 MGNGEN0001 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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Photographs and inventory list from the Glasgow Museums. Glasgow, Scotland

Subject: Conservation, Pipes, Clothing and dress, Museums, Weapons, Photographs, Leggings, Footwear, Glasgow Museums

Transcript: On April 3, 2011 a small group of Blackfoot from Kainai traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to view their Plains Collection. Adrienne Heavy Head, Ryan Heavy Head, Narcisse Blood and Alison Brown from the University of Aberdeen viewed as much of the collection that was possible to view. Most of the Glasgow Collection is from Wounded Knee, collected after the massacre. These materials were not viewed as they are not possible Blackfoot and they were taken from the dead. The items that are shown here are all marked only as ""Plains"" or ""North America"". There is very little information on where or which peoples these were taken from. A complete inventory of the Glasgow Museums North American collection is provided. Photographs and video were taken by Adrienne Heavy Head and the Glasgow Museums for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. Documents provided by the Glasgow Museums for use by the Blackfoot Digital Library. Documents and photographs are not to be published with out permission. You can find the Glasgow Museums webpage: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/pages/home.aspx

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Yellow and red painted rattle. feathers attached to the top. Collected in 1903 from Morning Bird of the Bloods. Handle is wrapped in hide.

Subject: Crazy Dog Society, Museums, Photographs, Rattles, 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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Fringed shirt with quilled panels on the shoulders and down the arms. Red woollen yoke edged in quills and fringes. Crow style shirt, most likely traded if found with the Blackfoot. Museum documents are unclear of where or who this was collected from.

Subject: Conservation, Clothing and dress, Cultural property, Museums, Bundles, Art, War, Photographs, Quill Work, Men's clothing, 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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Quilled scalp lock shirt with an orange sun design. Quilled geometric arm panels. Fringed front and back all the way across the neck line and down the underarms. Hail stone spots on the left arm, coup stripes on the right. This is a very typical Blackfoot design although the museum's records show an unsure origin.

Subject: Conservation, Clothing and dress, Hair, Cultural property, Museums, Bundles, Art, War, Photographs, Quill Work, Men's clothing, Scalp, 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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Scalp Lock Shirt with a quilled sun star panel on the front and painted dots and lines to decorate the cuffs. The Shirt has many scalps on it and it is also fringed along the underarm and across the chest.

Subject: Conservation, Clothing and dress, Hair, Kainai, Museums, Bundles, Art, War, Photographs, Quill Work, Men's clothing, Scalp, 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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Scalp lock and Weasel tail shirt. Shoulder strips have geometric designs and stripes or dots. This is a great example of the double shirt.

Subject: Conservation, Clothing and dress, Hair, Kainai, Museums, Bundles, Art, War, Photographs, Men's clothing, Scalp, 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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