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Chief Jimmy Bigstone carrying a Union Jack flag
Chief Jimmy Bigstone carrying a Union Jack flag
Image of Aboriginal men mounted on horses carrying Union Jack flags, Donated by Bill Mills, Chief Jimmy Bigstone, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Chief Jimmy Bigstone, carrying a Union Jack flag, mounted on a horse
Chief Jimmy Bigstone, carrying a Union Jack flag, mounted on a horse
Image of an Aboriginal chief on a horse, holding a Union jack flag, Donated by Bill Mills, Chief Jimmy Bigstone. Chief 1910 to 1952. [Arthur LeMesurier purchased these pants but frequently lent them back to numerous people. You can see other men wearing them in several of the other photos.], Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Chief Pasic Wasis
Chief Pasic Wasis
Image of an Aboriginal chief in traditional dress. His name is Chief Pasic Wasis, and was a chief of the Old Poundmaker reservation. In his left hand, he has a fan made of feathers. At the bottom of the photograph, it says, ""Chief Pasic Wasis."" And in both bottom corners, Geraldine Moodie's signatures are visible., Donated by Mrs. K. East, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Chief Pius Kisawatim
Chief Pius Kisawatim
Image of an Aboriginal chief named Chief Pius Kisawatim. He was the chief the Piapot Reservation in the Qu'Appelle Valley. The photo was taken at the Regina Fair in 1949., Donated by Gill Watson, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Chief Star Blanket and oven
Chief Star Blanket and oven
Image of an Aboriginal chief standing beside an oven. The Aboriginal chief's name was Chief Star Blanket. How the oven worked was one had to light a fire, and get the coals burning. The door was then shut until the temperature rose. One then had to take the coals out, and put the bread in to cook. The house in the background looks to be mud plastered. On the bottom of the photograph it says, ""Entered according to act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1885 by Prof. Buell in the office of the Minister of Agriculture., Donated by Andrew Meyer, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Child sitting in a chair
Child sitting in a chair
Image of a child sitting in a chair., Donated by Ross Stockton, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Children playing with a woman watching over them
Children playing with a woman watching over them
Image of children playing with a woman watching over them on the Scotty Bryce farm fives miles north of Arcola., Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Cliff Swan and his mother tending bees
Cliff Swan and his mother tending bees
A photograph pertaining to Adrian Paton's personal photographic collection and accompanying audio from an interview with Mr. Paton regarding that collection.
Close-up of an elderly Aboriginal man
Close-up of an elderly Aboriginal man
Image of an elderly Aboriginal man. This man's name was Ka-Ka-Ka-Way. He was the first headman of the White Bear Indian Reservation, and one of the main advisors to Chief White Bear. In this photo, he was 105 years old, and died six years later at the age of 111., Donated by Gill Watson, Kakakeway. Phyllis Gibson 7 July 2018 says he died in 1935., Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Close-up of buffalo
Close-up of buffalo
Image of a close-up of buffalo in a field., Donated by Ida Brownridge, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Coal-fired steam locomotive
Coal-fired steam locomotive
Image of a coal-fired steam locomotive. There two men standing at the front of the locomotive, and the engineer is driving the locomotive. It says, on the side, ""C.P.R. 1749., Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.
Col. A.G. Irvine's Quarters
Col. A.G. Irvine's Quarters
Image of a colonel's quarters at Fort Walsh. His name was A.G. Irvine. On the front it says, ""Col. A.G. Irvine's Quarters Fort Walsh., Donated by Andrew Meyer, Collection made available through partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.

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