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Scene on the Blood Reserve

Photo credit: The Pitt Rivers Museum

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Nora Foote, an English artist, visited the Blood Reserve in Alberta, Canada, in 1895. She painted a number of portraits of the local people as well as this scene, which depicts the dwellings and surrounding landscape. Tipis, such as those depicted here, were the traditional dwellings of the Blackfoot. They were constructed of buffalo hides over a framework of wooden poles. Up to 20 hides were used to make one cover, depending on the desired size of the tipi.

The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    46 x 56 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1962


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