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Carrying the Fire the Pikunii Way

Learn about how and why the Pikunii (Blackfeet) people transported fire from one camp to another as they traveled along historical migration routes. Includes complete lesson plan, examination of a Fire Carrier model, and a 12-minute video interview with Pikunii elder Marvin Weatherwax as he describes the importance, technology, and use of the Fire Carrier. Developed in collaboration with the Native Science Field Center at Blackfeet Community College.

Marvin Weatherwax, Pikunii Elder

Modified: May 02, 2017