• Culture/People:

    Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)

  • Object name:

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  • Place:

    Marias Massacre (Baker Massacre) site, Marias River near Shelby; Shelby; Toole County; Montana; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Buffalo bone, iron blade, rawhide, sinew

  • Techniques:

    Cut, wrapped, sewn, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been found on the site of the Marias Massacre (January 23, 1870, also known as the Baker Massacre); formerly in the possession of Two Bear Woman (Pikuni Blackfeet, ca. 1844-ca. 1915); collected from Two Bear Woman by anthropologist, naturalist, and author George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938); donated to MAI in 1922.

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Blackfeet exhibit in the "Our Peoples" gallery on the 4th floor

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