Braided Hair, Pigott


Title: Braided Hair, Pigott
Creator: Unknown
Subject: Braiding, Horsehair, 1885, Resistance, First Nations, Big Bear, Poundmaker, Military
Description: This is a photograph of braided horsehair, which was made by a First Nations captive of Boulton’s Scouts during the 1885 Resistance. This artifact is part of the A.C. D. Pigott Collection, which was donated to the Gabriel Dumont Institute in October 1991 by the Pappas family of Vancouver, British Columbia. The collection includes: Louis Riel’s English-French dictionary, Lieutenant Colonel Pigott’s 1885 Resistance battlefield manuscript, and a number of artifacts taken off the battlefield including: an inscribed watch, a pipe, a bullet maker and a buffalo powder horn (both from the Métis trenches), a carved wooden container taken from Big Bear’s camp, a First Nations decorative bracelet and horsehair braiding, which may have been traded for food by somebody captured by the Boulton’s Scouts.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1880s
Type: Image
Format: image/jpeg
Language: English
Date of Copyright: May 30, 2003
Coverage: Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: GDI DVD 7
GDI Media Filename: box_binder_021.jpg

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