Transfer of Blackfeet Indian Remains

ID: 88-16362-15

Creator: Minor-Penland, Laurie

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1988

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: December 1988

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Summary

Members of the Blackfeet tribe of Montana pass a pipe as part of a ceremony marking the National Museum of Natural History's transfer of the remains of their ancestors. From left, the members are Ken Weatherwax, Gordon Belcourt, Mike Swims Under, Buster Yellow Kidney, Marvin Weatherwax, Tom Whitford, and Curly Bear Wagner. Harriet Skye of the National Museum of American History is also shown. 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.

Author

Minor-Penland, Laurie

Subject

  • Weatherwax, Ken
  • Belcourt, Gordon
  • Swims Under, Mike
  • Yellow Kidney, Buster
  • Whitford, Tom
  • Skye, Harriett
  • Wagner, Curly Bear
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, December 1988

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: December 1988

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1988

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Historians
  • Repatriation
  • Transfers
  • Blackfeet
  • Indians of North America
  • Event

Place

Montana

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

88-16362-15

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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