Blackfeet chief seeks to establish museum

Earl Old Person, the chief of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, is establishing a museum to house all of the items he's acquired in over 50 years of leadership.

The tribe is renovating a small cabin behind the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning to serve as the museum. It will be a home for Old Person's headdresses, gifts from world leaders and other items.

Old Person, who turns 79 next month, also wants to create tapes of Blackfeet songs. He's also being lobbied to have his papers donated to the University of Montana but he'd rather have them stay on the reservation.

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Blackfeet chief seeks museum for treasures (The Great Falls Tribune 4/7)