Item iw-glen-808 - Paul Wolf Collar's drawing of the signing of Treaty 7

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Paul Wolf Collar's drawing of the signing of Treaty 7

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GLEN glen-2566-iw-glen-808

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  • 1964 (Creation)
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    Wolf Collar, Paul

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1 page

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Wolf Collar, Paul

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Paul Wolf Collar, 1901-1985, was born on the Blackfoot (Siksika) reserve, near Gleichen in southern Alberta. He was raised by his grandfather, Wolf Collar (Maguigoxkinas), 1839-1928. He attended school briefly at the age of 15 or 16, but left due to illness. He remained on the reserve, where he farmed and worked in the coal mine.

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  • The material is in pictographs with an English explanation on the reverse.

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  • General note: Consists of a drawing of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877 when Treaty 7 was signed. It is annotated on the back:
    "Lower left - Crowfoot's camp. Crowfoot leaving in wagon with NWMP escort.
    Upper left - Medicine Shield's camp. Medicine Shield was ready to accept treaty (man in circle at lower right) but Crowfoot held him off until he had decided.
    Top left - NWMP with cannons. Between flags, left to right, are Col. Macleod, Gov. Laird, Crowfoot and an NWMP sergeant (name forgotten). In front, Indian chiefs who have come (see lines) to sign.
    Other camps along Bow River, left to right, are Bloods, Peigans, Sarcees and Stonies."

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modified: 2007-03-09

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