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Royal Col­lec­tion Trust © Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth II 2016 Crow­foot Dag­ger: Dag Knife and Sheath, Sik­sika, mid-19th cen­tury, maple, metal, brass tacks, buf­falo hide, rawhide, beads; pur­chased with funds from the His­toric Re­sources Fund. © Glen­bow Mu­seum This dag knife and beaded hide sheath be­longed to Chief Crow­foot. Born into the Kainai Na­tion in south­ern Al­berta, Crow­foot be­came a chief in 1870. He was in­stru­men­tal in mak­ing peace with the Cree and wel­comed the North West Mounted Po­lice to Black­foot ter­ri­tory. A skilled diplo­mat, he fought to pro­tect his peo­ple and par­tic­i­pated in the ne­go­ti­a­tion of Treaty 7. This knife pos­sesses (holds) both prac­ti­cal and cer­e­mo­nial value; while he prac­tised re­straint and was com­mit­ted to peace, Crow­foot was also a renowned warrior, and the two brass tacks in the han­dle rep­re­sent en­e­mies killed in bat­tle.

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