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Plains Indian Museum

Montana 236 Blackfoot 50 Canada 16 Mountain Chief Alberta 2
ochre 31 paint 359 Commercially made canvas 2 thread 225
tipi 14
L: 247 in, width: 477 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Canvas tipi in at least three different colored canvas - machine sewn with numerous canvas patches. Paintings in black, brown, green, yellow, and white paint. Many done in red ochre. Majority of top covered with red pigment over smoke flap - high on back is square cross in green 18" x 18" approx. Large circles on smoke flaps - 7 on one side in circle; 7 in slight line on the other. 23" L border of ochre along the bottom perimeter. Numerous scenes with horses, tipis, mules, birds, guns, men in outward circles. Boat with three people in it. Images included - too many to describe. "Mountain Chief" written across front in ochre. Mountain Chief 1848-1942.
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