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Anthropomorphic Napi effigies on the northwestern plains : a petroform record of Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) belief

Description

Anthropomorphic Napi effigies are petroforms (boulder outlines) of a static, frontal, male figure with a simple head, rectangular body, upraised arms, heart-line (lifeline), simple-extension legs with out-turned feet and male genitalia. These petroforms have been called ‘Napi’ effigies owing to evidence linking them to the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) entity. This paper presents a larger sample of distinct anthropomorphic effigies (n=22) to further assess their style and distribution. A stronger case is made for linking the distinct anthropomorphic effigies to the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot).

Updated

June 21, 2021

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Archaeological Survey of Alberta Blackfoot Siksikaitsitapi archaeology human effigy legendary history mythology napi natos natosi old women s phase petroform

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

Contributor

Peck, Trevor R.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2021-06-21

Date Added

2021-06-22T22:32:54.920734

Date Modified

2021-06-21

Date Issued

2021-06-21

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Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460150566

ISSN (online)

2562-7848

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Each article also published separately between April and September 2021.

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Archaeological Survey of Alberta