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Blackfoot Decorated Tipis Circa 1900

By Gerard @presurfer
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In 1896 American photographer Walter McClintock west for a federal commission investigating national forests. McClintock became friends with the expedition's Blackfoot Indian scout Siksikakoan. When the commission completed its field work, Siksikakoan introduced McClintock to the Blackfoot community of northwestern Montana.
Over the next twenty years, supported by the Blackfoot elder Mad Wolf, McClintock made several thousand photographs of the Blackfoot, their homelands, their material culture, and their ceremonies.
(via Nag on the Lake)The Presurfer

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