Two Aboriginal men in costume

Database ID27754
InstitutionSaskatoon Public Library Local History Room
Fonds/CollectionGeneral Photographs Collection
File/Item ReferenceLH-2170
Date of creation1946-1952
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 17 cm X 12 cm
Number of images1
Scope and contentA photograph taken at Stand Off, Alta. on Blood Reserve. Percy Creighton (l) and John Cotton, Blood Indians on Blood Reserve in Stand Off, Alberta. Creighton wears elaborate ceremonial garb complete with head dress; Cotton wears moccasins, cloth wrapped around waist, and necklace. Creighton holds "weasel tail robe" (see LH 2166 for explanation). Cotton is medicine man who was conducting ceremony initiating Alexander of Tunis into Kainai chieftanship.
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Copyright holderpublic domain
Other terms governing use and reproductionCredit Saskatoon Public Library - Local History Room.
Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointGeneral Photographs Collection
PlaceStand Off, Alberta, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 7
Cultural regionPlains
NamesAlexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George, 1891-1969 (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis)
Cotton, John
Creighton, Percy
Culture -- Spirituality
Medicine Men
Date Range(s)1940-1949
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