Collection glen-980 - Fran Fraser's Blackfoot Culture collection

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Fran Fraser's Blackfoot Culture collection

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CA GLEN glen-980

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  • [ca. 1930s] - 1973, predominant 1956-1970 (Creation)
    Fraser, Fran

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27 audio reels. -- 8 audio cassettes. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- 48 photographs

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The collection consists of interviews with Rosie Ayoungman, Mrs. Richard Brass, Little Chief, Paul Wolf Collar, Joe Cat Face, Mary Many Guns, Ben Calf Robe, Amos Leather, Cyril Olds, Jack Kipp, and One Gun about the Blackfoot language, legends, tobacco dance, snake lodge, owl lodge, tipi designs, coyote songs, crazy dog ceremonies, Crowfoot and Treaty 7 signing, and other subjects, with some translations by Emily Duckchief (1950s-1973); interview with Hugh Dann about Buffalo Child Long Lance; Blackfoot music (including commentaries) recorded at Crowfoot Residential School, Cluny (1956-1957); Blackfoot songs recorded by the A-1 Club, Cluny; and photographs of a Blackfoot sun dance (1965?), and pupils at Old Sun school (1956).

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Gift of Fran Fraser, 1958-1973.


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The material is in English and Blackfoot.

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Access to RBT-(26, 28, 29) restricted. Please consult archivist for permission.

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Record updated by Susan Kooyman, March 17, 2015.

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  • English

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