War

Symbol/sign for war bonnet

The sign or symbol or pictograph used by the Blackfoot for war bonnet

Symbol/sign for war

The sign or symbol of pictograph for war

Split Horn Headdress of the British Museum Collection

Photo's of the British Museum visit on March 29, 2011

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.

Niitakaiksaamaikoan interview for the Itsinikssiistsi Project

Pete Standing Alone gave an interview for the Itsinikssiistsi Project

Pete Standing Alone gave an interview for the Itsinikssiistsi Project through the Kainai Studies Department at Red Crow College. Pete talks about how young men prepared for war in the past, his travels and various teachings he received through out his life. He talks about clan leaders and how one is recognized as a clan leader. Pete tells how the 'Indian Days' first started by a town in Wyoming as a tourist attraction. Pete is an elder for various societies and has made three movies about his life as a Blackfoot man: Circle of the Sun, Standing Alone and The Last Round Up.

Fringed, Quill shirt in the British Museum Collection

Fringed shirt with quilled panels on the shoulders and down the arms. Red woollen yoke edged in quills and fringes. Crow style shirt, most likely traded if found with the Blackfoot. Museum documents are unclear of where or who this was collected from.

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.

Orange Sun Rosette Scalp Lock Shirt in the British Museum Collection

Quilled scalp lock shirt with an orange sun design. Quilled geometric arm panels. Fringed front and back all the way across the neck line and down the underarms. Hail stone spots on the left arm, coup stripes on the right. This is a very typical Blackfoot design although the museum's records show an unsure origin.

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.

Sun Rosette Scalp Lock Shirt in the British Museum Collection

Scalp Lock Shirt with a quilled sun star panel on the front and painted dots and lines to decorate the cuffs. The Shirt has many scalps on it and it is also fringed along the underarm and across the chest.

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.

Weasel Tail, Scalp Lock Shirt in the British Museum Collection

Scalp lock and Weasel tail shirt. Shoulder strips have geometric designs and stripes or dots. This is a great example of the double shirt.

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.

Red Crow's Shirt in the British Museum Collection

Weasel tail and Scalp lock shirt. Shoulder strips are beaded with geometric designs along with green studded spots in a lined pattern across the front and back of the shirt. Bright red coloured feathers hang from the scalps and tails. This shirt belonged to Red Crow, Chief of the Bloods at the time that Treaty 7 was signed.

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.

Painted Scalp Lock Shirt in the British Museum Collection

Scalp lock shirt with painted front and back. Front painting is arrows in opposite directions up and down. The collar is a triangle of red painted material with a fringe of hair and quills. There is quill work over both shoulders and scalps lining both shoulders and across the back. The right sleeve has red and black horizontal stripes all the way up. The shirt is quite long suggesting it was used in the days before horses or close to the time of acquiring horses.

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.

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