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Blanket strip - ROM2005_5603_1

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ROM2005_5603_1

Blanket strip

Maker: Blackfoot
Medium:Beaded hide, wool
Geography: High River, Alberta, Canada
Date: c. 1890
Dimensions:
28 × 160 cm
Object number: HK2499
Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. A.A. Bryce Stimson; Fred Stimson Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionMade to decorate a wearing robe. 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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