Ceremony for Repatriation of Skeletal Remains to Blackfeet Indians

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Summary

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.

Subject

  • 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

Notes

  • 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. 88-16365

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1988
  • September 11, 1988

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Historians
  • Indians of North America

Place

Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

Form/Genre

Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-009 [88-16365]

Physical description

35mm;

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