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Online Resource Allows Users To View Blackfoot Items Held In British Museums – Alberta Native News

November 24, 2021

(ANNews) – A group of Blackfoot researchers have put together a website where people can view Blackfoot artifacts that were taken from Turtle Island and put in British museums, where they remain today.

The CBC reports that Blackfeet tribal historic preservation officer John Murray travelled to the U.K. with a group of Blackfoot elders and students from southern Alberta and Montana to see those artifacts in three British museums — the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, and the British Museum and the Horniman Museum and Gardens, both in London.

“You could feel the energy. It was very touching for me,” Murray told the CBC. “In the Blackfoot worldview, or knowledge system, the spirit is always connected.

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