Nora Foote, an English artist, visited the Blood Reserve in Alberta, Canada, where she painted this portrait of a young boy. She did not record his name but noted that he was of mixed Blackfoot and white parentage. The Blackfoot came into regular contact with white traders during the eighteenth century, some of whom married Blackfoot wives and had children with them. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, people of mixed parentage comprised only a small minority.
Where to see this painting?
The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
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