Kainai

Beaded Saddle in the British Museum Collection

Beaded leather saddle with classic floral designs in the four corners. There are four flaps with very colourful geometric designs and tassels hanging at the four corners as well.

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.

Scalp Amulet in the British Museum

Scalp amulet decorated with quills, a round piece of shell, rattle snake buttons, feathers and a lock of human hair

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.

Bear Necklace in the British Museum Collection

Bear necklace made of bear fur, mica, wood, horse teeth, leather, beads goldenrod gall and trade cloth.

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.

Elk Tooth Dress in the British Museum Collection

Blackfoot Elk tooth dress.

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.

Straight Up Trail Head Dress

Straight up head dress with a trailer of golden eagle feathers and horse hair. Crown is made of weasel tails, golden eagle feathers and cloth. This head dress is said to have belonged to Little Ears from the All Short People clan at Kainai.

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.

Melvina Brave Rock on Niitsitaapii Art

Melvina Brave Rock on Niitsitaapii Art

Melvina Brave Rock interview for the Itsinikssiistsi Project. Melvina is interviewed regarding Niitsitaapii Art.

Andy Crop Eared Wolf lectures at a Kainai Studies class

Andy Crop Eared Wolf guest lectures in a Kainai Studies Class

Andy Crop Eared Wolf guest lectured in a Kainai Studies Class. Andy talks about the land, the un-probability of the Baring Straight theory, language loss and the importance of learning our Blackfoot ways.

Andy Black Water interview for the Itsinikssiistsi Project

Andy Black Water Itsinikssiistsi interview

Andy talks about protocol, the importance of a name and other various general information all Blackfoot people should know. This material is in Niitsi'powahsin. There is no current translation for this material.

SandHills

A group of women elders from the Bloods talk about the Sandhills.

A group of women elders from the Bloods talk about the Sandhills. The Sandhills are known as a place of death or the home of the dead. Death is not a topic Blackfoot people normally talk about. Most of this material is in Niitsi'powahsin. There will be no translation of this material.

Dorothy First Rider is interviewed about the Blackfoot understanding of Treaty Seven and events surrounding the signing

Dorothy First Rider talks about Treaty Seven.

Dorothy First Rider was interviewed for the Itsinikssiistsi Project with the Kainai Studies Department at Red Crow College. Dorothy was asked to speak about Treaty Seven and what she has learned about the events surrounding the signing of the Treaty and the people involved in the signing.

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