Academic journal article Alberta History

The Story of the Blackfoot People

Academic journal article Alberta History

The Story of the Blackfoot People

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The Story of the Blackfoot People by the Blackfoot Gallery Committee, Glenbow Museum. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill, ON, 104 pp., illus., maps, soft cover, $19.95.

This lavishly illustrated glossy volume was prepared by Blackfoot Elders and members of the Glenbow Museum staff. The information originally came together for an exhibition at the Glenbow Museum, but the data was so extensive that this separate publication was produced.

Besides Glenbow staff, the committee includes Tom and Doreen Blackweasel, Andy Black Water, Jenny Bruised Head, Clifford Crane Bear, Louise Crop Eared Wolf, Charlie Crow Chief, Rosie Day Rider, Earl Old Person, Allan Pard, Jerry Potts, Pat Provost, Irvine Scalplock, Pete Standing Alone, Jim Weasel Head, Clarence Wolfleg, and Herman Yellow Old Woman. With a committee of this calibre, the information is not only credible but provides a definite Native viewpoint. Commented Allan Pard, "This is a good opportunity to let the world know we are here and what we are about." (p.10)

The book describes the traditional Blackfoot hunting grounds and explains that besides humans and animals, their world includes the Above Beings personified by the sun and the stars. …

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