Skip header and navigation

Refine By

92 records – page 1 of 10.

Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.5
Description
1.5 CM (D). IRON; CIRCULAR; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT; POSSIBLY .60 CALIBER; WEIGHT 15.95 GMS. ***NOTE*** THIS ARTIFACT MAY BE LABELED AS P19990032009-GA (THERE IS NO ARTIFACT LABELED P19990032076-GA). THIS PROBLEM WAS PREVIOUSLY NOTED IN 2004 AND 2006 INVENTORIES. MOST RECENTLY NOTED IN 2011.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 3; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.0 X 1.0; FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 33, PLAT F. PROBABLY FIRED FROM A .60 CALIBER MUSKET.
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

SHELL, SHOTGUN|BALL, MUSKET

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact11941
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
  4 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHOTGUN SHELL - 2(L) X 1.2(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #11 PLAT A. F. 17- .5 X .5 SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING" 2. MUSKET BALL - 1.5(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #10 PLAT A FRAME 9 2 X 2.5 ONE LEAD BALL"
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: 52.25M WEST OF POINT 51. INDIAN BATTLE COLLECTION ORIGINALLY REGISTERED AND CATALOGUED AS PERMANENT LOAN FROM THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY UNDER CAT NO P19780220000. IN 1999, BRANCH DECIDED TO OFFICIALLY DONATE COLLECTION TO CITY AND GALT. THE DONATION, SUBSEQUENTLY, WAS REGISTERED UNDER P19990032001-GA TO P19990032080. FOR DETAILED HISTORY ON COLLECTION AND INDIVIDUAL ARTIFACTS REFER TO BOOK "LAST INDIAN BATTLE" PUBLISHED BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
OBSIDIAN CORE
Date Range From
4000BP
Date Range To
1700
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OBSIDIAN
Catalogue Number
P20150027000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OBSIDIAN CORE
Date Range From
4000BP
Date Range To
1700
Materials
OBSIDIAN
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.5
Length
32.7
Width
24.7
Description
SHINY, BLACK OBSIDIAN ROCK. VARIOUS GROOVES AND FLAKE SCARS ON THE OVERALL SURFACE OF THE ROCK.
Subjects
MASONRY & STONEWORKING T&E
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
THIS OBSIDIAN ROCK WAS DONATED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 BY NANCY BIGGERS IN MEMORY OF HER LATE PARENTS, BOYD AND MARY BIGGERS. IT WAS LOCATED ON THE FAMILY FARM BY BOYD BIGGERS. ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT GIVEN BY NANCY AT THE TIME OF DONATION, "... FARMERS NEED TO CLEAR THEIR LAND OF ... ROCKS IN ORDER TO PLANT AND HARVEST THEIR FIELDS. BOYD WAS DOING THIS ONE DAY (IN THE EARLY 1980S) AND CAME ACROSS A BEAUTIFUL SHINY BLACK ROCK. HE WAS IMPRESSED BY [ITS] COLOURING AND THE VARIOUS GROOVES, SO RATHER THAN THROWING IT ON TO THE PILE WITH THE OTHER ROCKS, HE DECIDED TO TAKE IT HOME. ... MARY, BEING A SCHOOL TEACHER, TOLD HIM THAT IT APPEARED TO BE OBSIDIAN, WHICH THE ABORIGINALS USED TO MAKE ARROWHEADS AND TOOLS. MARY RETIRED FROM TEACHING IN 1986 AND THUS BOYD DECIDED TO SELL THE FARM. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE ... [AND] THE OBSIDIAN CAME WITH THEM ... AS IT WAS A REMINDER OF THEIR FARM LIFE. IT WAS USED AS A DECORATIVE PIECE IN BOTH OF THE HOMES IN WHICH THEY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE." ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2015, ARCHEOLOGIST, NEIL MIRAU, OF ARROW ARCHAEOLOGY LIMITED STATED VIA EMAIL THAT THE ROCK HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO THE AREA BY HUMANS AND THAT IT WAS RELATIVELY EASY TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE OBSIDIAN FROM ITS GENERAL APPEARANCE. HE WAS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THIS PIECE OF OBSIDIAN CAME FROM THE OBSIDIAN CLIFFS IN WHAT IS NOW YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING. HE WROTE, “OBSIDIAN DOES NOT OCCUR NATURALLY IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND REALLY THE ONLY WAY FOR IT TO GET HERE, ESPECIALLY THIS TYPE OF ROCK IS TO BE CARRIED BY HUMANS. OBSIDIAN ... WAS PRIZED BY PAST CULTURES AND IT MAKES VERY ATTRACTIVE AND VERY SHARP TOOLS AND PROJECTILE POINTS. THIS PARTICULAR PIECE HAS FLAKE SCARS SHOWING THAT IT WAS WORKED BY HUMANS. IT WAS LIKELY, GIVEN ITS ‘VALUE,’ CARRIED BY ITS OWNER TO FLAKE PIECES OFF EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE TO MAKE A NEW TOOL. OBSIDIAN IS ONE OF THE RARE TYPES OF STONE THAT IS CURATED BY PAST HUMANS, THAT IS, ALTHOUGH HEAVY, THEY WOULD HAVE CARRIED IT WITH THEM TO MAKE TOOLS WITH.” HE ALSO WROTE THAT OBSIDIAN FROM WYOMING THAT HAS BEEN FOUND IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA HAS ARRIVED “EITHER THROUGH TRADE OR BY LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL OF PEOPLE FROM HERE TO THERE AND RETURN," AND THAT THERE IS EVIDENCE OF BOTH METHODS. MIRAU INFERS THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED THERE THREE OR FOUR CENTURIES AGO, OR MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPY OF THE NANCY BIGGER’S INFORMATION, EMAIL TRANSCRIPTS, MAPS OF THE LOCATION OF THE BIGGERS’ FARM WHERE ARTIFACT WAS FOUND, AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF BOYD AND MARY BIGGERS. 22 OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE: THE LABEL TEXT QUOTED BELOW WAS DEVELOPED WITH KAINAI ELDERS FOR A SUB-THEME WITHIN THE EXHIBIT ‘MADE IN’, TITLED ‘NIITSITAPISSKSAHKOYI’ AND INSTALLED WITHIN THE GALT IN 2021. ELDERS WHO PROVIDED MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT WITH DIRECTION ON SUBTHEME’S CONTENT INCLUDED: AAGOHH GISS STSISTIIGIIAAKII (MANY OFFERINGS WOMAN, GRETA MANY BEARS), GUUYII STAA BAAMUUGHKAA (WALKING ON TOP, RAYMOND MANY BEARS), NIINAA PIIKSII (CHIEF BIRD, MIKE BRUISED HEAD), MO’TOKAANII’PO (WALKING WITH A SCALP, HARRISON RED CROW) AND MIINIIPOKA (SACRED BERRY CHILD, PETER WEASEL MOCCASIN). THE GALT APPRECIATED THE GENEROSITY OF THE ELDERS WHO SHARED THEIR KNOWLEDGE FOR THIS EXHIBIT PROJECT. “AAPAOOKI (OBSIDIAN CORE): PRIZED FOR THE SHARP TOOLS AND PROJECTILE POINTS IT CAN PRODUCE, OBSIDIAN DOES NOT OCCUR NATURALLY IN WHAT IS NOW SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THIS LARGE PIECE LIKELY CAME FROM THE OBSIDIAN CLIFFS IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND WAS CARRIED OR TRADED NORTH. ‘NIITSITAPISSKSAHKOYI (REAL PEOPLE TERRITORY) WENT AS FAR AS OTAHKOITAH’TAYI (YELLOWSTONE RIVER). SOME OBSIDIAN WAS TRADED, BUT A LOT OF IT, THEY ACTUALLY PICKED IT AND BROUGHT IT HERE. THAT’S HOW FAR NIITSITAPI TRAVELLED.’ – NIINAA PIIKSII”
Catalogue Number
P20150027000
Acquisition Date
2015-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
3.3
Width
3.0
Description
LARGE SPALL OFF STRIKING EDGE. BUFF COLOURED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SANDSTONE MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19860128000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Materials
SANDSTONE MATERIAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.6
Length
8.7
Diameter
22.8
Description
FORMATION RINGS ON ONE END. SOME RED PAINT FLECKS. ABRASION MARKS. ROUNDED ONE END. NEAR FLAT OPPOSITE END.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FOUND ON FARM IN S.W. SASKATCHEWAN. SURFACE COLLECTED 1955. N.E. 11-8-9 W OF 3RD M. PROBABLY NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE OF LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Catalogue Number
P19860128000
Acquisition Date
1986-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
QUARTZITE?
Catalogue Number
P19860129000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Materials
QUARTZITE?
No. Pieces
1
Height
18.2
Length
12.7
Diameter
32.6
Description
BROWN. PERCUSSION AND ABRASION MARKS. LARGE FLAKE MISSING.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FOUND ON FARM, N.E. 11-8-9 W OF 3RD M. SURFACE COLLECTED BY DONOR 1955 PROBABLY OF NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE ORIGIN, LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Catalogue Number
P19860129000
Acquisition Date
1986-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT?
Catalogue Number
P19860130000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT?
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.0
Length
11.3
Diameter
26.1
Description
BROWN. FLAKED ON 2/3 OF EDGE. SOME INCISING HOLLOW CENTRAL PORTION WITH BEVELLED EDGE MAY HAVE BEEN WORKED. POSSIBLE USE AS A FIRE DRILL STONE? CENTRAL PORTION COULD ALSO BE THE RESULT OF EROSION.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FOUND ON A FARM (SURFACE COLLECTION 1955) N.E. 11-8-9 W OF 3RD M. PROBABLY NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE ORIGIN, LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Catalogue Number
P19860130000
Acquisition Date
1986-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19890042001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
11.6
Width
9
Description
PLAINS INDIGENOUS MAUL OR HAMMERSTONE, GRANITIC LITHIC. DISTAL SURFACE WELL FLATTENED, GROOVE CLEARLY DEFINED.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-BLUDGEON
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHWESTERN PLAINS, PROBABLY LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD. DONOR FOUND ON FARM IN SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN. GOOD EXAMPLE OF PLAINS INDIGENOUS PRE-CONTACT CULTURE. DONOR RETIRED & RESIDING IN LETHBRIDGE. REMAINDER OF DONATION ENTERED IN EDUCATION COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19890042001
Acquisition Date
1989-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19890042002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
10.8
Description
GROUND STONE BALL, GRANITIC LITHIC. EVIDENCE OF USE ON ONE SURFACE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHWESTERN PLAINS, LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD? DONOR FOUND ON FARM IN SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN. PROBABLE USE, PULVERIZING BONE OR SINEW. DONOR RETIRED & RESIDING IN LETHBRIDGE. REMAINDER OF DONATION IN EDUCATION COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19890042002
Acquisition Date
1989-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HENRY CARTRIDGE CASING .44
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990032002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HENRY CARTRIDGE CASING .44
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
2
Diameter
1.2
Description
CYLINDRICAL BRASS .44 CASING; HEADSTAMP WITH RAISED "H". MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT. FIRED ONCE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: 49.75M WEST OF POINT A.
Catalogue Number
P19990032002
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

92 records – page 1 of 10.