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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FEATHERS, GLASS BEADS, FUR, FLANNEL
Catalogue Number
P19790237000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
FEATHERS, GLASS BEADS, FUR, FLANNEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
29.2
Length
41.0
Description
SIZE 6 1/2. CROWN CONSTRUCTED OF BROWN VELVET AND LINEN STITCHED WITH SMALL "PIPESTEM" BEADS. DYED OSTRICH PLUMES AND EAGLE BREAST FEATHERS ATTACHED TO TOP OF CROW- EAGLE FEATHERS (21 OF THEM) ARE ATTACHED TO THE CROWN RIM IN A STRAIGHT-UP STYLE. EACH FEATHER IS WRAPPED AT THE BASE IN RED FLANNEL WITH WHITE CORD WRAPPINGS. EACH FEATHER TIP HAS A TASSEL OF WHITE HORSE TAIL HAIR GLUED ON. TASSELS ARE MISSING FROM 7 FEATHERS. A BUCKSKIN LACE IS THREADED THROUGH THE FEATHERS AT MID HEIGHT TO MAINTAIN THEM IN THE "STRAIGHT-UP" POSITION.-SIDE TASSELS HANG DOWN FROM EITHER SIDE OF THE CROWN, CONSISTING OF BROWN & WHITE FUR, PLUMES AND A BEADED BRASS CHAIN. A HEART-SHAPED TASSEL IN RED, BLUE, YELLOW GLASS SEED BEADS HANGS FROM THE RIGHT SIDE. SOME BEADS ARE MISSING. THE FOREHEAD OR FRONT OF THE CROWN IS TRIMMED WITH GREY RABBIT FUR.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
BLACKFOOT, KAINAI OR PIIKANI. PURCHASED, OR RECEIVED AS A GIFT, BY DONOR FROM INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WORKING OR STOPPING AT THE RANCH. THE HEADDRESS IS OF THE MORE TRADITIONAL, OLDER BLACKFOOT STYLE. "STRAIGHT-UP" EAGLE FEATHER HEADDRESS. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING A DRUM DONATED BY DOROTHY BLADES, ALSO THE DONOR OF THIS OBJECT. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR 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
P19790237000
Acquisition Date
1974-05
Collection
Museum
Images
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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
EAGLE CLAW
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
EAGLE CLAWS, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19641191000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EAGLE CLAW
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
EAGLE CLAWS, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.4
Width
8.4
Description
4 TIERED PENDANT, JOINED BY 2 STRIPS OF SEEDS BETWEEN EACH TIER, ORANGE, LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE BEADS COVER THE JOINT BETWEEN THE EAGLE CLAWS BETWEEN EACH TIE. 1 STRING IS BROKEN. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
ADORNMENT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS 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
P19641191000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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
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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
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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
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Other Name
SACRED BUFFALO STONE
Date Range From
1800
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO STONE
Catalogue Number
P19739141000
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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
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