The Canadian History Hall is divided into three gallery spaces, reorganized in time for Canada 150 in 2017. The first one starts essentially with time immemorial and goes until the end of the French and Indian War. Archaeology and oral storytelling are the only ways we know about life in North America thousands of years ago. This space starts off with a video display, told by an Anishinabe elder in her language, with French and English subtitles at the bottom of the screen, about how the world came into being.
First Nations and other indigenous peoples of pre-Contact times are examined by geographical area as the gallery unfolds. We start with those peoples of the Great Plains, for whom the bison was sacred.
A display case includes a bison skull and spear points.
A poster. Today Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A model is set up of the buffalo jump, with commentary from an elder playing on the screen above about the practices and rituals of the hunt.
A visually stunning exhibit!ReplyDelete
Must´ve been great! In Kings Park, Perth we saw and heard something similar. Great that these languages are preserved.ReplyDelete
I have seen the buffalo jump on television. An awwful sight.ReplyDelete
Educational and great exhibits.ReplyDelete
Always makes me feel sorry for the buffalo.ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
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O prazer dos livros
Essential to know the origin of s nation.ReplyDelete
@Linda: very much so.ReplyDelete
@Iris: that it is.
@Marleen: it was a way of life.
@Nancy: quite educational.
@David: true, but they respected the animal far more than white people.
@Francisco: thank you.
I like the video display! Take care, enjoy your day!
Bless the Bison.ReplyDelete
I was horrified when I learned about the buffalo stampede. But as you say, it was a way of life. :-(ReplyDelete
Whomever developed this museum really knew what they were doing!ReplyDelete
...there are so many beginnings.ReplyDelete
It looks like that video might make one feel like they are floating in space.ReplyDelete
A wonderful exhibit and a great learning too.lReplyDelete
Buffalo deaths, food source as they may be, feels sad and a brutal way to die.ReplyDelete
@Eileen: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Gemel: they are extraordinary animals.
@DJan: at least these people held them in great esteem and used everything. The systematic slaughter by white men in the 19th century was an atrocity.
@Jeanie: it was a suitable redesign.
@Tom: there are.
@Sharon: it feels that way.
The poor buffalos !ReplyDelete
It's far worse what the white man did.Delete
Love the idea of the prehistory told in an Aboriginal language!ReplyDelete
I do too.Delete
Es interesante saber , como se inició la historia de nuestro país y del resto del mundo.ReplyDelete
Impressive display of the buffalo jump.ReplyDelete
This is engrossing.ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete
Wow! Another great exhibit filled with historical info ~ReplyDelete
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Nice! I'd like to go there and learn about the history.ReplyDelete
I enjoy doing so.Delete