Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Night at the Museum—Following Nicolas Point through Blackfeet Country. In 1846, Jesuit priest Nicolas Point began an eight-month sojourn among various bands of the Blackfoot Confederacy in what is now Northwestern Montana. In addition to his other endeavors, Fr. Point was also an artist who produced a visual record of the places and people he encountered. Today, his paintings provide an unparalleled visual record of traditional Blackfoot life. Missoula archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian Dr. Sally Thompson will report on her collaborative project with a group of Blackfeet who, with Thompson, have been exploring these images from the perspective of cultural insiders.
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