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The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories

Author: Hugh Aylmer Dempsey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806128216

Category: History

Page: 250

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The wise old ones -- A friend of the beavers -- The reincarnation of Low Horn -- The amazing death of Calf Shirt -- Peace with the Kootenays -- A messenger for peace -- The orphan -- Black white man -- The wild ones -- The last war party -- The snake man -- Man of steel -- Deerfoot and friends -- Scraping high and Mr. Tims -- The transformation of Small Eyes.

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories

Author: Hugh Dempsey

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ISBN: 1550052284

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The result of forty years of research, The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories is a book like no other. Combining oral history with written accounts, it is a unique chronicle of the Blackfoot people spanning three hundred years of their history. The stories collected here are factual, based on extensive interviews with Blackfoot elders as well as research into government documents, accounts of early travelers, and records kept by missionaries, Indian Department officials, and the Mounted Police. Dating back as far as 1690, these stories tell of renowned Blackfoot warriors such as Calf Shirt and Low Horn, of those who tried to adapt to a changing world, and of others who rebelled against the government's attempts to control their lives. These are Indian stories, told from an Indian perspective, of a proud and self-reliant people who prized their freedom and independence.

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories

Author: Hugh A. Dempsey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806147949

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories by historian Hugh A. Dempsey presents tales from the Blackfoot tribe of the plains of northern Montana and southern Alberta. Drawn from Dempsey’s fifty years of interviewing tribal elders and sifting through archives, the stories are about warfare, hunting, ceremonies, sexuality, the supernatural, and captivity, and they reflect the Blackfoot worldview and beliefs. This remarkable compilation of oral history and accounts from government officials, travelers, and fur traders preserves stories dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. "The importance of oral history," Dempsey writes, "is reflected in the fact that the majority of these stories would never have survived had they not been preserved orally from generation to generation."

Charcoal's World

Charcoal's World

Author: Hugh Aylmer Dempsey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803216513

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Charcoal's World was bounded by the mountains, hills, and plains of southwestern Alberta. That was the homeland of his people, the Blood Indians, but Charcoal was not free to enjoy it as his ancestors had. For millennia, they had lived each day in the company of spirits, and even with the coming of the white man that much did not change. Major Samuel Benfield Steele of the North West Mounted Police did not know about the Indian spirit world and would not have cared to learn. In 1896 when Charcoal killed a man and made attempts on others, Steele saw him as a common murderer and vowed to chase him down. The tale of Charcoal is well known among the Indians of southern Alberta. Their stories of his exploits agree in many ways with the official reports of the North West Mounted Police, but the two sources conflict in the reasons for the success of Charcoal and his eventual downfall. Hugh A. Dempsey has spent twenty-five years researching the material on Charcoal; he has studied the government records and spoken with the elders and historians of the Blood Reserve. The result is Charcoal's World, giving us the Indian side of this remarkable story of Indian-white confrontation.

Always an Adventure

Always an Adventure

Author: Hugh A. Dempsey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1552385221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

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Hugh Dempsey recounts his interesting and varied careers as journalist, historian, archivist and museum administrator.

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories

Author: Hugh A. Dempsey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806179803

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 152

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories by historian Hugh A. Dempsey presents tales from the Blackfoot tribe of the plains of northern Montana and southern Alberta. Drawn from Dempsey’s fifty years of interviewing tribal elders and sifting through archives, the stories are about warfare, hunting, ceremonies, sexuality, the supernatural, and captivity, and they reflect the Blackfoot worldview and beliefs. This remarkable compilation of oral history and accounts from government officials, travelers, and fur traders preserves stories dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. "The importance of oral history," Dempsey writes, "is reflected in the fact that the majority of these stories would never have survived had they not been preserved orally from generation to generation."

Maskepetoon

Maskepetoon

Author: Hugh A. Dempsey

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781926613680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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"In the late 1860s, it may have seemed to the Rocky Mountain Cree that their world was falling apart. The buffalo were diminishing in great numbers, people were starving, gold miners were tramping through their territory, and the Blackfoot had become violent against everyone-Crees, Stoneys, Americans, fur traders and missionaries. They needed a strong, courageous leader, and they found him in Maskepetoon. Leading his people during these difficult times, Maskepetoon followed his own inclinations for peace, wise leadership and friendship. Yet if necessary he could kill with impunity, rule with an iron hand and show no mercy where he believed none should be shown. He transformed his people from woodland trappers to buffalo hunters and from woodsmen to prairie dwellers. He formed allegiances with missionaries and guided settlers through the Rockies. Hugh Dempsey's well-researched account of the legendary chief and his life includes valuable new insights from Cree people themselves, including descendants of Maskepetoon."--pub. desc.

Blackfoot War Art

Blackfoot War Art

Author: L. James Dempsey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806155890

Category: Art

Page: 516

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When the Blackfoot Indians were confined to reservations in the late nineteenth century, their pictographic representations of warfare kept alive the rituals associated with war, which were essential facets of Blackfoot culture. Their war ethic served as a unifying force among the four tribes of the Blackfoot nation—Siksika, Blood, and North and South Piegan. In this visually stunning survey, L. James Dempsey, a member of the Blood tribe, plumbs the breadth and depth of warrior representational art. He has mined archival resources and museum collections and interviewed many tribal members to provide a uniquely Native perspective on the importance of warrior art in Blackfoot history and culture. Filled with 160 images of startling beauty and power, Blackfoot War Art tells how pictographs served as a record of both tribal and personal accomplishment. This singular historical record of all available information on Blackfoot warrior pictography depicts painted robes; war tepee covers, liners, and doors; and painted panels. Dempsey provides descriptions and a great deal of other information about the pieces included here. His survey focuses especially on recent paintings that scholars have overlooked. In revealing changing trends in the representation of war, Dempsey skillfully weaves together pictures, people, and histories to convey a fascinating view of this warrior art from a Blood perspective.

Crowfoot

Crowfoot

Author: Hugh Aylmer Dempsey

Publisher: Norman: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806115963

Category: History

Page: 226

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Explores the motivations and achievements of the orator, peacemaker, and diplomat who persuaded his people to become farmers and ranchers after the destruction of the buffalo.

Historic Tales of Whoop-Up Country: On the Trail from Montana's Fort Benton to Canada's Fort Macleod

Historic Tales of Whoop-Up Country: On the Trail from Montana's Fort Benton to Canada's Fort Macleod

Author: Ken Robison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467146449

Category: History

Page: 224

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Withdrawal of the mighty Hudson Bay Company from present-day Alberta and Saskatchewan created a lawless environment with new economic opportunities. A cross-border trading bond arose with growing steamboat mercantile center Fort Benton in Montana Territory. In 1870, Montana traders Johnny Healy and Al Hamilton moved across the Medicine Line and built Fort Whoop-Up. It established the two-hundred-mile Whoop-Up Trail from Fort Benton, through Blackfoot lands, to the Belly River near today's Lethbridge. Over the next decade, the buffalo robe trade flourished with the Blackfoot, as did violence. The turmoil forced the creation of Canada's North West Mounted Police, tasked with closing down the whiskey trade and evicting the Montana traders. Award-winning historian Ken Robison brings to life this dramatic story.

Historic Tales of Whoop-Up Country

Historic Tales of Whoop-Up Country

Author: Ken Robison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439671382

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 570

Withdrawal of the mighty Hudson Bay Company from present-day Alberta and Saskatchewan created a lawless environment with new economic opportunities. A cross-border trading bond arose with growing steamboat mercantile center Fort Benton in Montana Territory. In 1870, Montana traders Johnny Healy and Al Hamilton moved across the Medicine Line and built Fort Whoop-Up. It established the two-hundred-mile Whoop-Up Trail from Fort Benton, through Blackfoot lands, to the Belly River near today's Lethbridge. Over the next decade, the buffalo robe trade flourished with the Blackfoot, as did violence. The turmoil forced the creation of Canada's North West Mounted Police, tasked with closing down the whiskey trade and evicting the Montana traders. Award-winning historian Ken Robison brings to life this dramatic story.