Dog Feast skewer - ROM2005_5124_1


Dog Feast skewer

Maker: Blackfoot (Blood)
Medium:Beads, wood, dyed horse hair
Geography: Kainai Reserve, Alberta, Canada
Date: c. 1885
51 × 12 cm
Object number: 888.7.7
Credit Line: Gift of Rev. John W. McLean
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture

This Dog Feast skewer was used by a dancer in the Dog Feast to ritually remove the cooked dog, which represented the enemy.

Collected by Reverend John W. McLean, a Methodist missionary on the Blood Reserve from 1880 until 1889.

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