Fonds PR0185 - Tom Many Guns family fonds

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Tom Many Guns family fonds

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    • 1831-1955 (Creation)

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    0.03 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    The Tom Many Guns family lived on the Blackfoot reserve in Gleichen, Alberta.

    Custodial history

    The records in this fonds were purchased from Tom Many Guns by the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

    Scope and content

    Fonds consists of the Blackfoot winter counts compiled by Lone Chief, White-Haired Chief, Many Guns Sr. and Mathew Many Guns, and translations of some sections of the winter count. The translation work was done in 1965 by Dave Melting Tallow of the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

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    Immediate source of acquisition

    The Provincial Museum of Alberta transferred the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1965.


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        The original winter counts are written in an aboriginal language.

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        Access Conditions: Access is restricted.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        This fonds contains documents in Blackfoot language syllabics [Siksika First Nation]


        The Provincial Archives of Alberta has made copies of the original winter count for research use. Originals are available under supervision of the Reference Archivist.

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