The permanent galleries at the Canadian Museum of History were reorganized for the 150th anniversary of the country. The story of the country is told chronologically, weaving the First Nations into the story in a way that had been absent in what had been here before. It all starts with the first gallery, with the creation of the world as told in Anishinaabe oral histories. The story is told in that language, with French and English subtitles on the screen.
In terms of the archaeological record, First Nations peoples began migrating into North America with the end of the last great ice age. Artifacts and display panels begin to go into detail on their story.
In the Northern Plains, the bison was sacred to the tribes calling that area home. Items here include the skull of one such animal, and a replica of a buffalo jump, a technique for hunting the bison and corralling them off a cliff.
A very interesting approach.ReplyDelete
This is a very interesting galleries.ReplyDelete
...in the US, Native Americans seem to be left out of history!ReplyDelete
It's great that there are still Anishinaabe speakers to recount their legends in their own language.ReplyDelete
Wow ... I never heart of that method of hunting bisons before.ReplyDelete
How wonderful the acknowledgement of the history of the First Nations.ReplyDelete
Hello, great views of the museum exhibit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!ReplyDelete
Love that exhibit!ReplyDelete
Fascinating exhibition William ✨ReplyDelete
Very interesting, and a very easy way to "hunt" buffalo. What a lot of work to do after the mass killing.ReplyDelete
Good to see this exhibit, William.ReplyDelete
Good to see the story of the First Nations creation shared with the public with subtitles. I'm glad that this year I've somehow learned a lot more about the earliest inhabitants of the Americas, and that they were here much earlier than the land-bridge...as well as had a much larger population (than attributed in our history books) before Europeans arrived.ReplyDelete
Somehow Canada feels older, a beautiful ancient land on Earth.
An interesting way to tell the story.ReplyDelete
Gosh! Makes me remember when I was a boy and constantly in search of arrowheads.ReplyDelete
@Iris: it is.ReplyDelete
@Tom: a shame.
@David: that it is.
@Jan: it made sense.
@Janis: that's true.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Marie: I do as well.
@DJan: very much so.
@RedPat: it is indeed.
@Barbara: it's a good introduction to the national story.
@Maywyn: physically it is ancient. The Canadian Shield is some of the oldest rock on the planet.
@Sharon: that it is.
@Revrunner: I can relate.
Fascinating... it's all new to me.ReplyDelete
Technology, Like Wow - Way CoolReplyDelete
Native Americans culture is fascinatingReplyDelete
Love the beginning ~ dazzling light display ~ excellent exhibit and photography ^_^ReplyDelete
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That's realy lovely!ReplyDelete
I think I would stand in front of the scene of that first photo for hours.ReplyDelete
A wonderful exhibition to experience.ReplyDelete
@Karl: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: I agree.
@Jeanie: it's a good introduction.
@Bill: that it is.
The light display is beautiful.ReplyDelete
So much to absorb.ReplyDelete
Such an interesting post, would have loved to see that.ReplyDelete
That looks like great story telling.ReplyDelete
Uma bela exposição.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
when i look out at the stars it really makes me feel apart of the world. i can not imagine not seeing the stars ...for those folks who have too many city lights ...would be too too sad for me .. i love nature moments. ( ;ReplyDelete
Fascinating, what a awesome exhibition, what a beautiful way to remember those long gone.ReplyDelete
@Happyone: it is.ReplyDelete
@Joanne: there is.
@Denise: it's quite a museum.
@Kay: I think it is.
@Beth: thank you.