10 July 2015

Looking for Blackfoot cradleboards!

I’m beginning to develop a project on Blackfoot cradleboards which will support community members reviving the practice of using cradleboards. We’re having difficulty finding examples of cradleboards that are document as being Blackfoot. Please could you search your museum databases for the terms:

cradleboard
Blackfoot
Blackfeet
Kainai
Blood
Siksika
Piikani
Peigan
Blackfeet

Blackfoot territory includes northern Montana and central and southern Alberta near the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

I’d be very grateful to learn of any examples in UK collections for future study. Please email me with any examples. 

Many Thanks, 
Laura Peers (Pitt Rivers Museum).

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