Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.
Ben Calf Robe, 1951
|Series 1||Blackfoot interviews and music. -- 1956-1977|
|Series 2||Photographs. - 1930s-1965|
|Series 1||Blackfoot interviews and music. -- 1956-1977. -- 12 cm of textual records. -- 27 audio reels. -- 8 audio cassettes|
|RBT-23-(1-2)||Rosie Ayoungman. -- 1969. -- 2 audio reels. -- Consists of a recorded interview with Rosie Ayoungman about the Blackfoot language. For transcript see M-37-1 below.|
|M-37-1||Rosie Ayoungman. -- 1969. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- Consists of transcript of interview with Rosie Ayoungman about the Blackfoot language.
View transcript of RBT-23-(1-2).
|RBT-24-(1-5)||Rosie Ayoungman. -- 1969. -- 5 audio reels. -- Consists of recorded interviews with Rosie Ayoungman about the Blackfoot language and folkore, conducted by Fran Fraser at the Baker Memorial Sanatorium. For transcripts, see M-37-(2-6) below.|
|M-37-(2-6)||Rosie Ayoungman. -- 1969. -- 3.5 cm of textual records. -- Consists of transcripts of interviews with Rosie Ayoungman about the Blackfoot language and folklore.
View transcript of RBT-24-1.
View transcript of RBT-24-2.
View transcript of RBT-24-3.
View transcript of RBT-24-4.
View transcript of RBT-24-5.
|M-4382||Blackfoot songs. -- 1956-1961. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- Consists of explanations, translations and commentaries regarding Blackfoot music recorded at the Crowfoot Residential School at Cluny by Fran Fraser and George Gooderham in 1956-1957. The original sound recordings are RBT-2 & 3. See below.|
|RBT-2 & 3||Blackfoot songs. -- 1956-1957. -- 4 audio cassettes. -- Consists of Blackfoot songs recorded at the Crowfoot Residential School at Cluny by Fran Fraser and George Gooderham. See M-4382 above for commentary.|
|RBT-29-(4, 6, 7 & 8)||Blackfoot songs, pow wow songs. -- 4 audio reels. -- Includes songs recorded by the A-1 Club in Cluny.|
|RBT-28||Blackfoot sun dance. -- 1964. -- 3 audio reels. -- Consists of cutting hides ceremony of the Blackfoot sun dance, recorded by Fran Fraser.|
|RBT-29-12||Blackfoot dances. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Includes women's war dance.|
|RBT-29-11||Blood songs, Stand Off. -- 1977. -- 1 audio cassette|
|M-4361||Mrs. Richard Brass. -- [ca. 1956]. -- 15 pages. -- Consists of an account of the Blackfoot tobacco dance ceremony by Mrs. Brass, edited by Fran Fraser.|
|RCT-25||Ben Calf Robe. -- 1969. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Consists of a recorded interview with Ben Calf Robe, including reminiscences of the Calgary Stampede.|
|RBT-29-(3 & 4)||Joe Cat Face. -- 1960s. -- 2 audio reels. -- Consists of the story of the Blackfoot and the Crows; Ekotskina (Calf Looking wife); Blackfoot coal mines. Recorded in Blackfoot and in translation.
The English passages of the story about the Crows have been transcribed.
View transcript of RBT-29-(3-4).
|RCT-12-1||Hugh Dann and Allan Bill. -- 1962. -- 1 audio reel. -- Consists of interviews (undertaken by Fran Fraser) with Hugh Dann and Allan Bill about Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance.|
|RBT-29-(1 & 2)||Jack Kipp and One Gun. -- 1971. -- 2 audio reels. -- Consists of coyote songs of the Blackfoot by Jack Kipp and One Gun; crazy dog ceremony and prayers for Joe Bear Robe, deceased; and transfer ceremony for Steve Many Fires and Dan Wolfleg.|
|M-4378||Amos Leather. -- 1970. -- 11 pages. -- Consists of descriptions of Blackfoot dances, including the prairie chicken dance, hoop dance, owl dance and grass dance.|
|RBT-26-1||Amos Leather. -- 1968. -- 1 audio reel. -- Consists of the following stories. The recording is in the Blackfoot language:
Yellow Coming Down
Ghost story re Wolf Collar
The Swimming Skull
The Old Woman Who Talked to Animals
|RBT-26-2||Amos Leather translations. -- 1973. -- 1 audio reel. -- Consists of translations of Amos Leather stories, including Yellow Coming Down, Ghost story re Wolf Collar, and The Swimming Skull. The translations were done by Emily Duck Chief.|
|M-4393||Little Chief. -- 1966. -- 62 pages. -- Consists of Little Chief's manuscript on the Blackfoot tobacco dance, edited by Fran Fraser; and a version of the owl medicine story, told to Fran Fraser by Slay, owner of the Owl Lodge.|
|M-4397||Mary Many Guns. -- 1966. -- 9 pages. -- Consists of a translation by Rosaries Red Gun of a recorded interview with Mrs. Many Guns about the legend of the Snake Lodge. The original sound recording is RBT-27-1.|
|RBT-27||Mary Many Guns and Cyril Olds. -- 1966. -- 3 audio reels. -- Consists of recorded interviews with Mary Many Guns about Blackfoot legends and her reminiscences; and with Cyril Olds about tipi designs.|
|M-4843-94||Old Sun Residential School studentss. -- 1969. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- Consists of a photocopy of legends written by students at Old Sun Residential School (originals are at M-2015), accompanied by comments by Fran Fraser.|
|RBT-29-9||Louisa Scott - Story of Apik. -- 1 audio cassette. -- No details.|
|RBT-29-10||Treaty 7 commemorative ceremony. -- [1977?]. -- 1 audio casette. -- No details.|
|RBT-26-4||Paul Wolf Collar. -- 1969. -- 1 audio reel. -- Consists of songs and story about Crowfoot's signing of Treaty 7.|
|Series 2||Photographs. -- 1930s-1965. -- 48 photographs|
Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.
|PA-732||Blackfoot sun dance. -- 1956, 1965. -- 39 photographs. -- Consists of 3 views of pupils in a classroom at Old Sun Residential School (1956); and 36 views of a sun dance (1965).|
|PA-1066||Blackfoot views. -- [ca. 1930s-1940s]. -- 8 photographs. -- Consists of views of the sacrifice lodge, Blackfoot reserve, and Blackfoot personalities.|
|NA-1833||Ben Calf Robe. -- 1951. -- 1 photograph. -- Consists of a view of Ben Calf Robe wearing a medicine hat and holding the buffalo shield.|