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[Paper Mask]

Item is an unused paper face mask with writing on it. It says “I had to wear a mask + gown to enter an isolation ward to get the vote of an Indian TB patient.”

[Letter to Kells Sheehan]

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.01-0002.01.01.202
  • Item
  • Feb. 26, 1971
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

This letter is written by Beth and Everett Sheenhan to their son Kells about what they had been doing in Arizona including attending a rodeo and having dinner with their neighbors. Their neighbors had lived on a reservation in Sells, Arizona (Tohono O’odham Nation) and told the Sheehans about Indigenous death rituals.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Image shows tipis in a camp below Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The description on the back of the postcard reads “View in the fall of the year, of a recreated, typical village camp scene, in the campsite below the buffalo jump. The buffalo jump lies west of and above camp. Donna Coulter Photographer. September 1986.”

Official Opening Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.01-0002.
  • Item
  • July 23, 1987
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

A program from the official opening of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre. Program includes a description of what the interpretive centre is and the Blackfoot story of how Head-Smashed-In (Estipah-Sikikini-kots) got its name.

[Writing by Margaret Loggie]

This document is one part of a series of eight documents that is intended to show the evolution of society on the Grande Prairie. It focuses on the history of Indigenous peoples in the Peace region before Europeans arrived. In includes a story of how the Peace River (Unjigah) was named when peace was made between the Beaver and Cree people.

Immigration Diary

Diary containing dates and expenses for the emigration of Jean and Pierre Lozeron from Swizerland to Canada.

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