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Peigan winter count notebook, 1904

Peigan Indian Agency series
Canada Department of Indian Affairs fonds

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M-1826-11 Treaty paylist, Peigan Indian Agency. -- August 13, 1923. -- Consists of treaty paylist showing names and gender of those receiving treaty payments.
M-1831Peigan Indian Agency membership and vital statistics register. -- 1883-1895. -- Records numbers in families, showing births and deaths, with dates, on North Peigan Reserve.

The vital statistics register has been digitized.   Scanned Document View 1883-1889. Scanned Document View 1889-1895.
M-1832 Peigan Indian Agency vouchers, receipts and related correspondence, Brocket, Alberta. -- 1890-1914.

Peigan winter count. -- 1904. -- Consists of a small notebook from the Peigan Indian Agency, featuring pictographs on each page. The volume is probably a winter count, or a First Nations calendar recording significant annual events for the tribe. Pages 47-49 are a compilation of all the symbols in the notebook. Page 33 may represent the hanging of Charcoal (March 16,1897). The pictograph on page 28 at the right is a white man (wearing a hat). Double symbols such as those on pages 9 and 22 represent a sun dance, and the name of the person who sponsored it. Contains several pages marked as a calendar in addition to symbols representing years. -- Stamped "Peigan Indian Agency, Ap. 29, 1904".

The notebook has been digitized.  Scanned Document View now.

Note (2012): This was identified by Paul Raczka as being written by Bull Plume, as the very last entry in the book is Bull Plume's pictograph signature.

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