Chief Starblanket and Group of Men at Treaty Four Signing

Database ID29902
InstitutionPrince Albert Historical Society
Fonds/CollectionPAHS Archives collection
SeriesH series
File/Item ReferenceH series-H-4 (H series)
Date of creation[1874]
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 19 x 24 cm
Number of images1
Scope and contentOn back of photo: Group of Cree Indians in gala attire, taken at the paying of Treaty money at File Hills Reserve. The dresses are very brilliant. The tall man at back of group is wearing an overall of vivid blue. The white cuffs and all cross stitch patterns are their own handiwork. Tiny white beads very closely and evenly sewn together forming the background for cross stitch diamonds, the squares and fringes done in brightly colored beads. The old man wearing a fur cap is a Chief, his name is Star Blanket. The very old man sitting in the centre is quite blind and over a hundred years old. (Sent by Rita, Aug 1914 and copied from her letter). We were at the Treaty when this was taken. It was a boiling hot day. This photo was taken by a Regina photographer and a duplicate is in a Regina museum."
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
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Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointPAHS Archives
Treaty boundariesTreaty 4
Cultural regionPlains
NamesCree Indians
Starblanket, Chief
Date Range(s)1870-1879
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