Skip header and navigation

32 records – page 2 of 4.

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
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
Catalogue Number
P19641165000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1900
Materials
HORSE HAIRS, BUCKSKIN, CANCELLOUS BONE
No. Pieces
4
Description
.1 PAINT BRUSH. 3 CM LTH X 18.1 CM DIA.. HORSE HAIR BRITTLE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. .2 PAINT BRUSH. 1.3 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 5.1 CM LTH. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN. YELLOW PAINT ADHERING TO BONE .3 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.5 CM WTH. X 8.2 CM LTH. GREEN PAINT. .4 PAINT BRUSH. 1.9 CM HT. X 3.8 CM WTH. X 8.9 CM LTH. .RED PAINT ADHERING TO BONE. CANCELLOUS BONE WEDGE ENCASED IN BUCKSKIN.CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS. *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
P19641165000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
FOUR MAN DRUM
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19790234000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FOUR MAN DRUM
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.2
Diameter
45.7
Description
OCTAGONAL STYLE. FRAME CONSTRUCTED WITH BOARDS FROM A PRODUCE PACKING CRATE, AND DECORATED WITH NAILED ON TIN CAN LIDS E.G. "BRUNSWICK" SARDINE TIN LIDS, ETC. AROUND THE EIGHT FRAME SIDES. DRUMHEAD OF BUFFALO RAWHIDE COVERING BOTH ENDS OF THE DRUM FRAME, LACED AROUND THE SIDES WITH RAWHIDE LACING. FOUR RAWHIDE HANDLES TIED (AS LOOPS) AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE DRUM. ONE HANDLE IS MISSING. DRUMHEAD STAINED WITH RED OCHRE.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS. PURCHASED OR RECEIVED AS A GIFT BY DONOR. DRUM WAS HELD & BEATEN BY 4 DRUMMER/SINGERS AT RELIGIOUS OR SOCIAL EVENTS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR, DOROTHY BLADES, AND HER FAMILY'S RANCH, THE ROCKING P, WAS FOUND IN LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1931 AND 1953, THE BOOK 'COWBOYS, RANCHERS AND THE CATTLE BUSINESS: CROSS-BORDER PERSPECTIVES ON RANCHING HISTORY' BY SIMON M. EVANS, AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON AMERICASHORSEDAILY.COM, AND THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES. RODERICK RIDDLE MACLEAY WAS BORN IN 1878 IN DANVILLE, QUEBEC. IN 1898 HE CAME TO ALBERTA AND BEGAN RANCING A SMALL HERD OF CATTLE ON LAND WEST OF HIGH RIVER. IN 1904, MACLEAY PURCHASED THE 40,000 ACRE BROOKS RANCH, AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR MARRIED LAURA STURTEVANT. THEY HAD TWO DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY AND MAXINE. DURING THE SEVERE WINTER OF 1906/07, MACLEAY LOST 90% OF HIS HERD , AND A FLAGGING CATTLE MARKET DEVASTATED HIS PROFITS. ONLY TWO YEARS LATER HOWEVER, MACLEAY ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH ROCKING P RANCH OWNER GEORGE EMERSON, AND IN 1914 MACLEAY BOUGHT OUT EMERSON WITH THE AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN THE ROCKING P BRAND. OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS MACLEAY EXAPANDED Y ACQUIRING THE ADJACENT WILLOW CREEK, BAR S, AND LIVINGSTONE RANCHES. IN THE 1930S, MACLEAY HIRED ERNEST BLADES AS A COWBOY, AND BLADES MARRIED DOROTHY MACLEAY IN 1940. ROD MACLEAY DIED IN OCTOBER 1953, AND HIS LAND WAS LEFT TO HIS DAUGHTERS. DOROTHY AND ERNEST BLADES ASSUMED OPERATION OF THE ROCKING P, MANAGING IT ALONG WITH THEIR OWN RANCH, THE 3VS. THEIR SON, MAC BLADES, BEGAN WORKING FULL TIME ON THE RANCHES IN 1965 WHEN HE FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, AND BY 1973 WAS RANCH MANAGER. IN 1996 THE PROPERTY WAS DIVIDED AMONG DOROTHY AND ERNEST'S FIVE CHILDREN, AND AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, MAC BLADES OWNS AND OPERATES THE ROCKING P RANCH. OF PARTICULAR NOTE TO THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS DONATED BY DOROTHY BLADES TO THE GALT MUSEUM IS THIS SHORT EXCERPT FROM ROD MACLEAY'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY FROM OCTOBER 30, 1953: "[AN] INTEREST WHICH ENGROSSED [MACLEAY] WAS THE CAUSE OF THE STONEY INDIANS LIVING A NOMADIC LIFE AWAY FROM THE MORLEY RESERVATION. HE HAD MUCH TO DO WITH IMPRESSING SUCCESSFULLY ON THE GOVERNMENT THE NEED FOR A SUB-RESERVE." THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE NAKODA (FORMERLY CALLED STONEY) FIRST NATION AND THE EDEN VALLEY RESERVE WAS SOURCED FROM ROCKYMOUNTAINNAKODA.COM. THE NAKODA "MOUNTAIN PEOPLE" HISTORICALLY TRAVERSED THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS IN SMALL, NOMADIC GROUPS, WITH EACH GROUP BEING LED BY A HEAD CHIEF. IN 1877 AT THE SIGNING OF TREATY 7, THE NAKODA WERE REPRESENTED BY THREE HEAD CHIEFS, WHO WERE ASSURED THAT THE NAKODA WOULD RETAIN THREE LARGE TRACTS OF TRADITIONAL HOMELAND, ONE FOR EACH NOMADIC GROUP. HOWEVER, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLOTED THE NAKODA ONLY ONE LAND ENTITLEMENT, NOW KNOWN AS THE MORLEY RESERVE, LOCATED WEST OF CALGARY. THE LAND ALLOTMENT WAS FENCED IN BARBED WIRE, PREVENTING THE NAKODA FROM THEIR NOMADIC MOVEMENTS. DURING THE 20TH CENTURY, TWO SMALLER SATELLITE RESERVES WERE ESTABLISHED FOR THE NAKODA FIRST NATION: THE BIG HORN RESERVE (KISKA WAPTADN "BIG HORN RIVER"), 265KM NORTHWEST OF MORLEY, AND THE EDEN VALLEY RESERVE (GA-HNA "ALONG THE FOOTHILLS"), 120KM SOUTH OF MORLEY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19790234000
Acquisition Date
1974-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SOUTHWEST NATIVE CULTURE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLAY
Catalogue Number
P19739144000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUTHWEST NATIVE CULTURE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Materials
CLAY
Height
26.5
Diameter
23.0
Description
10 MM (LIP) 50 MM (SHOULDER TO LIP). FIRED IN OPEN OXIDATION HEARTH. 4 CHIPS REMOVED FROM RIM. SLIGHT CRACKING IN NECK AREA (DENDRITIC CRACKING).
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
CONTAINER
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR BELIEVES POT IS FROM PAPAGO (SOUTHWEST NATIVE CULTURE) TRIBE OF NORTHERN MEXICO-ARIZONA.
Catalogue Number
P19739144000
Acquisition Date
1967-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, QUILL
Catalogue Number
P19738050000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1850
Materials
BUCKSKIN, BEADS, QUILL
No. Pieces
1
Length
90.2
Width
19.1
Description
PINK, PURPLE, WHITE DYED PORCUPINE QUILL WORK (QUILLS FLATTENED & WRAPPED AROUND BUCKSKIN FRINGE. GLASS BEADS: RED, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, BROWN & WHITE ALL GEOMETRIC DESIGNS. SOME BEADS & QUILLWORK IS MISSING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE. USED TO STORE PIPES. 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. “SOYAAHKOINNIMAAN (PIPE BAG): THIS PIPE BAG IS DECORATED USING BOTH BEADS AND PORCUPINE QUILLS. ‘WHEN MY DAD WAS STILL ALIVE, HE MADE TWO FORKED STICKS AND HE HAD A BLANKET. AND IF WE EVER SAW A PORCUPINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, WE STOPPED. AND THEN MY BROTHER OR MY NEPHEW WOULD PUT ONE STICK ON THE PORCUPINE’S HEAD AND ONE ON THE BACK. MY DAD WOULD THROW THE BLANKET OVER THE PORCUPINE AND THEN ALL THE QUILLS WOULD GO INTO THE BLANKET. THE HAIR WAS ALSO USED TO MAKE ROACHES. THE ANIMAL WAS SET FREE AGAIN AFTER THAT.’ – AAGOHH GISS STSISTIIGIIAAKII ‘THE MOUNTAIN DESIGN, THE DIAMOND DESIGN, THESE ARE TYPICAL BLACKFOOT ORIGIN, BUT THIS PIECE MAY HAVE BEEN A GIFT FROM DIFFERENT TRIBES. QUILLWORK WAS USED AMONG ALL TRIBES; ALL TRIBES DID USE THIS TECHNIQUE, BUT THE PATTERN LOOKS MORE CHEYENNE. THIS WAS PIECED FROM SOMETHING ELSE; YOU CAN TELL THERE WAS A POCKET. EVERYTHING WAS PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS RECYCLED.’ – MO’TOKAANII’PO”
Catalogue Number
P19738050000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT
Date Range From
10500
Date Range To
9900BP
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19739205000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT
Date Range From
10500
Date Range To
9900BP
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
5.5
Width
1.6
Description
MOTTLED BROWN-GREY CHALCEDONY. OFFSET STRAIGHT BASE; FAIRLY POINTED TIP. ONE LATERAL EDGE CONVEX; ONE IS STRAIGHT. CONVEX CROSS SECTION. BIFACIAL FLAKING. 'LANCEOLATE' OR LEAF-SHAPED POINT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. CONCEQUENTLY, THIS RECORD WAS REVISED TO NO LONGER DEFINE THE ARTIFACT'S 'OTHER NAME' AS ASYMETRICAL BIFACE, BUT AS A AGATE BASIN SPEARPOINT. FINALLY, SHE FELT THE PREVIOUS 1850-1900 DATE WAS INCORRECT, PROVIDED A NEW "EARLY PERIOD" DATE.
Catalogue Number
P19739205000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
IRON TRADE POINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19683281000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IRON TRADE POINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
31.4
Width
6.3
Description
SOFT IRON, HAMMERED & CUT. T-BAR SHANK. HEAVILY CORRODED, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
HISTORIC FUR TRADE ITEM, FOUND BY DONOR IN FARROW CREEK, SOUTH OF PINCHER CREEK, AB. 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. “IRON TRADE POINT: ‘THESE ARE THE TRUE TRADE ITEMS HERE, BEFORE THEY WERE MADE INTO ANYTHING FASHIONABLE OR FITTED WITH HANDLES. A LOT OF ITEMS WERE TRADED TO THE BLACKFOOT PEOPLE, WHERE THEIR INTENT WAS FOR SOMETHING ELSE; BUT THE FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE FOUND ANOTHER USE—TO DECORATE, OR WHATEVER. BRASS UPHOLSTERY TACKS WERE USED TO DECORATE HANDLES ON WHIPS OR SPEARS. HAWK BELLS OR FALCON BELLS WERE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER TO DECORATE DRESSES, ON THE BODICE; SOME OF THEM WOULD HAVE HAD BELLS OR THIMBLES. THEY WERE ALSO USED TO DECORATE OR ADORN SACRED ITEMS.’ – MO’TOKAANII’PO”
Catalogue Number
P19683281000
Acquisition Date
1968-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT
Catalogue Number
P19738016000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
7.5
Width
2.6
Description
MOTTLED PINK CHERT. SPALL REMOVED FROM ONE LATERAL EDGE OF BLADE, CONTRACTING STEM.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. MAHAR PROPOSED THE POINT WAS "UNIDENTIFIABLE" AND QUESTIONED THE 1200 - 1750 DATE, BUT DID NOT PROVIDE A NEW DATE IN ITS PLACE.
Catalogue Number
P19738016000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT
Catalogue Number
P19738018000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIDENTIFIABLE
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
5.1
Width
3.3
Description
WHITE CHERT. BROKEN STEM.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ARMAMENT-EDGED
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHERN PLAINS. IN 2009, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE PLAINS ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENT FALLON MAHAR SURVEYED THE GALT'S POINT AND STONE TOOL COLLECTION AND, USING A TEMPLATE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION WITH PROF. BUBEL AND REFERENCE BOOK "ALBERTA IN STONE", PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GALT'S COLLECTION. MAHAR PROPOSED THE POINT WAS "UNIDENTIFIABLE".
Catalogue Number
P19738018000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

32 records – page 2 of 4.