Ceremony for Repatriation of Skeletal Remains to Blackfeet Indians

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Pipe passing ceremony to mark the transfer of skeletal remains to Blackfeet Indians outside the National Museum of Natural History. Many of the remains came from a Blackfeet cemetery by individuals collecting for the Army Medical Museum and were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1898. With Ken Weatherwax, Gordon Belcourt, Mike Swims Under, Buster Yellow Kidney, Marvin Weatherwax, Tom Whitford, Curly Bear Wagner, and Harriet Skye.


  • Skye, Harriett
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act


  • Requested from Office of Printing and Photographic Services by Office of Public Affairs.
  • Digital contact sheet available.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 88-16363

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1988
  • September 11, 1988

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  • Historians
  • Indians of North America


Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana


Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-009 [88-16363]

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