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Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
QUARTZITE, WOOD, RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641142000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
QUARTZITE, WOOD, RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Height
61
Length
10.2
Width
9.0
Description
GREY QUARTZITE. RECENT WOODEN HANDLE WITH RAWHIDE AND BUCKSKIN BINDINGS ATTACHED.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE. TOOL IS PRE-HISTORIC, HANDLE CONTEMPORARY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641142000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
QUARTZITE, RAWHIDE, WOOD, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19641143000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1850
Materials
QUARTZITE, RAWHIDE, WOOD, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
33
Width
11.5
Description
WORKING SURFACE OF MAUL IS COVERED WITH RED OCHRE STAINS. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641143000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STONE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738049000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, STONE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
43.2
Width
6.9
Description
WOODEN HANDLE, ROUND STONE HEAD, BUCKSKIN. HAWK FEATHER. FEATHER DECORATION ON HEAD. IDENTIFIED AS WAR CLUB.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-BLUDGEON
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE.
Catalogue Number
P19738049000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HOLY WOMAN (TRADITIONAL)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, LACE, GLASS BEADS, SINEW, DENTALIUM SHELL,RAWHIDE, HUMAN HAIR
Catalogue Number
P19641192000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOLY WOMAN (TRADITIONAL)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUCKSKIN, LACE, GLASS BEADS, SINEW, DENTALIUM SHELL,RAWHIDE, HUMAN HAIR
No. Pieces
1
Description
4.5 CM CIRCUMFERENCE. BLACK GLASS BEADS & DENTALIUM SHELL BEADS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN THONG. HUMAN HAIR PENDANT WRAPPED WITH RAWHIDE & SINEW ATTACHED TO NECK THONG. 7 BLACK BEADS. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE - BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. WORN BY BLACKFOOT HOLY WOMAN DURING SUN DANCE CEREMONY. NECKLACE IS 1 OF THE TRADITIONAL PIECES OFHOLY WOMAN'S REGALIA. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641192000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BONE & SHELL (SET)
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1900
Materials
GLASS BEADS, SHELLS, BONE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
20.3
Description
MADE OF WHITE GLASS BEADS (CYLINDRICAL TYPE), FLAT BONE BEADS, COWERY SHELLS STRUNG ON BUCKSKIN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. SHELLS PROBABLY TRADED FROM WEST COAST. TRADE NETWORKS FROM THE COAST TO THE INTERIOR ALREADY WELL ESTABLISHED BY TIME OF WHITE CONTACT. DENTALIUM & COWRY SHELLS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED TRADE ITEMS & WERE CONSIDERED BY SOME RESEARCHERS TO HAVE BEEN A FORM OF CURRENCY.
Catalogue Number
P19738052000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
"BUFFALO STONE", BUCKSKIN, ERMINE SKIN
Catalogue Number
P19738057000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
"BUFFALO STONE", BUCKSKIN, ERMINE SKIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Length
7.6
Width
3.2
Description
BUFFALO STONE, SUSPENDED IN A FRINGED BUCKSKIN CASE & BUCKSKIN NECK THONG. NECK THONG TRIMMED WITH ERMINE SKIN.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE, LIKELY OF BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. CHARMS OF THIS SORT WERE USED FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF PROTECTIVE MAGIC. THIS BUFFALO STONE PROVIDED THE WEARER WITH SUFFICIENT "POWER" TO BECOME A GOOD BUFFALO HUNTER. 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. “IINISSKIMM (BUFFALO STONE): ‘THE PEOPLE OF THE PAST, WHO ARE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, THEY COME BACK TO SHOW US OR TEACH US. IN THIS WAY, AN OBJECT BECOMES SACRED. IT WAS USED TO HELP US, GUIDE US, IN WHATEVER CHALLENGE WE ENCOUNTERED. THIS PARTICULAR STONE IS A PETRIFIED ROCK OF ANIMALS FROM A LONG TIME AGO THAT EXISTED ON THIS LAND. IT WAS USED FOR HUNTING. YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO HUNT; YOU HAVE TO SEARCH AND ASK IHTSIPAITAPI’YOPA (CREATOR) TO HELP. THAT’S WHAT IT WAS USED FOR. IINISSKIMM HAVE BEEN MODIFIED THROUGH THE CENTURIES AND HAVE BECOME SACRED. THEY ARE USED IN CEREMONIES AND IN SOME OF THE SACRED BUNDLES. THEY ARE PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.’ – MIINIIPOKA ‘I HAVEN’T HEARD OF OTHER TRIBES USING THE IINISSKIMM. I THINK NIITSITAPI, WE ARE THE ONLY ONES; NOBODY ELSE PRACTICES THAT, THE STORY OF THE IINISSKIMM. IT ORIGINATED HERE.’ – NIINAA PIIKSII”
Catalogue Number
P19738057000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
Catalogue Number
P19738064000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.9
Length
7.9
Width
5.5
Description
DARK BROWN BUFFALO STONE. SPALLS REMOVED FROM ONE LATERAL SURFACE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS. 8 NOVEMBER 2023 UPDATE—TEXT BELOW WAS RESULT OF ENGAGEMENT WITH KAINAI ELDERS ON INISKIM P19738057000 WHICH WAS INCLUDED IN GALT EXHIBIT IN 2021. 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. “IINISSKIMM (BUFFALO STONE): ‘THE PEOPLE OF THE PAST, WHO ARE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, THEY COME BACK TO SHOW US OR TEACH US. IN THIS WAY, AN OBJECT BECOMES SACRED. IT WAS USED TO HELP US, GUIDE US, IN WHATEVER CHALLENGE WE ENCOUNTERED. THIS PARTICULAR STONE IS A PETRIFIED ROCK OF ANIMALS FROM A LONG TIME AGO THAT EXISTED ON THIS LAND. IT WAS USED FOR HUNTING. YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO HUNT; YOU HAVE TO SEARCH AND ASK IHTSIPAITAPI’YOPA (CREATOR) TO HELP. THAT’S WHAT IT WAS USED FOR. IINISSKIMM HAVE BEEN MODIFIED THROUGH THE CENTURIES AND HAVE BECOME SACRED. THEY ARE USED IN CEREMONIES AND IN SOME OF THE SACRED BUNDLES. THEY ARE PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.’ – MIINIIPOKA ‘I HAVEN’T HEARD OF OTHER TRIBES USING THE IINISSKIMM. I THINK NIITSITAPI, WE ARE THE ONLY ONES; NOBODY ELSE PRACTICES THAT, THE STORY OF THE IINISSKIMM. IT ORIGINATED HERE.’ – NIINAA PIIKSII”
Catalogue Number
P19738064000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
Catalogue Number
P19739141000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.7
Length
9.2
Width
6.6
Description
RUBBED WITH RED OCHRE. VAGUELY HEART SHAPED. SURFACE HAS LARGE BUMPS. ONE SIDE HAS MORE RED STILL VISIBLE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS. BUFFALO STONE MEDICINE CHARMS OF THIS SORT WERE USED FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF MAGIC. THIS "BUFFALO STONE" PROBABLY PROVIDED THE WEARER WITH ENOUGH MEDICINE TO BECOME A GOOD HUNTER.
8 NOVEMBER 2023 UPDATE—TEXT BELOW WAS RESULT OF ENGAGEMENT WITH KAINAI ELDERS ON INISKIM P19738057000 WHICH WAS INCLUDED IN GALT EXHIBIT IN 2021. 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. “IINISSKIMM (BUFFALO STONE): ‘THE PEOPLE OF THE PAST, WHO ARE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, THEY COME BACK TO SHOW US OR TEACH US. IN THIS WAY, AN OBJECT BECOMES SACRED. IT WAS USED TO HELP US, GUIDE US, IN WHATEVER CHALLENGE WE ENCOUNTERED. THIS PARTICULAR STONE IS A PETRIFIED ROCK OF ANIMALS FROM A LONG TIME AGO THAT EXISTED ON THIS LAND. IT WAS USED FOR HUNTING. YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO HUNT; YOU HAVE TO SEARCH AND ASK IHTSIPAITAPI’YOPA (CREATOR) TO HELP. THAT’S WHAT IT WAS USED FOR. IINISSKIMM HAVE BEEN MODIFIED THROUGH THE CENTURIES AND HAVE BECOME SACRED. THEY ARE USED IN CEREMONIES AND IN SOME OF THE SACRED BUNDLES. THEY ARE PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.’ – MIINIIPOKA ‘I HAVEN’T HEARD OF OTHER TRIBES USING THE IINISSKIMM. I THINK NIITSITAPI, WE ARE THE ONLY ONES; NOBODY ELSE PRACTICES THAT, THE STORY OF THE IINISSKIMM. IT ORIGINATED HERE.’ – NIINAA PIIKSII”
Catalogue Number
P19739141000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641151000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARFLECHE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.3
Width
33.0
Description
PAINTED GEOMETRIC DESIGNS, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, RED. BRITTLE RAWHIDE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
CONTAINER
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS, PROBABLY OF BLACKFOOT ORIGIN. USED FOR STORAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641151000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
INDIGENOUS FRAME SADDLE (WOMAN'S)
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, RAWHIDE
Catalogue Number
P19641153000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
INDIGENOUS FRAME SADDLE (WOMAN'S)
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOD, RAWHIDE
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.9
Length
40.7
Width
26.7
Description
SADDLE MADE WITH A FRAME OF COTTONWOOD COVERED BY RAWHIDE, WHICH IS APPLIED WET, DRYING RAWHIDE DRAWS ALL PARTS TIGHTLY TOGETHER. TO PREVENT WARPING AS DRYING OCCURRED, THE SADDLE WAS TIED TIGHTLY ON A LOG ABOUT THE SIZE OF HORSEBACK. SOFT SKIN BAGS STUFFED WITH GRASS PROVIDE PADDING FOR HORSE & RIDER.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
TRANSPORTATION
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS. SADDLE MAKING CONSIDERED WOMAN'S WORK AMONGST BLACKFOOT & WAS A SPECIALIZED CRAFT. SOME WOMEN MADE THEM FOR THEIR OWN FAMILIES & ALSO FOR TRADE; A FEW WOMEN NEVER LEARNED THE SKILLS REQUIRED. SADDLE BLANKETS OF SKI WERE USED TO PREVENT INJURY TO THE HORSES'S BACK. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641153000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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