Blackfoot delegation visits the Museum

2013 Nov21 Blackfoot MAA LowRes

Left to right: Peter Loovers, Herman Yellow Old Woman, Carol Murray, John Murray, Alison Brown, Kent Ayoungman, Anita Herle,
Rachel Hand, Alvine Mountain Horse, Narcisse Blood, Charlie Russell and Frank Weasel Head.

Representatives from the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the United States visited the Museum during the week of 18 November to research MAA’s extensive Blackfoot collections, assist with their interpretation and discuss plans for their future care. The visit was part of a networking project supported by the Leverhulme Trust, led by Alison Brown of Aberdeen University in association with Anita Herle, Senior Curator for Anthropology at MAA and Tony Eccles Curator of Ethnography at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter. As part of an ongoing dialogue about the importance of the collections, representatives from the Blackfoot nations of Siksika, Piikani and Kainai in Canada and the Blackfeet Nation in Montana will host the UK partners in the summer of 2014.

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