Knife sheath - ROM2006_8262_1


Knife sheath

Maker: Blackfoot
Medium:Beaded hide
Geography: High River, Alberta, Canada
Date: c. 1890
12 × 0.5 × 72 cm
Object number: 944.7.30
Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. A.A. Bryce Stimson; Fred Stimson Collection
Not on view
DescriptionBlackfoot knife sheaths sometimes terminate in a distinctive separate tab. Collected by Fred Stimson while he was manager of the Bar U ranch near High River, Alberta, between 1882 and 1902. During this period the area around the Bar U was known to be Blackfoot country, in spite of the fact that the Stoney and Sarcee reserves were also close by. Stimson was known to be a great friend of the Blackfoot and apparantly spoke their language.
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