Zooarchaeological Investigations at the Boarding School Site (24GL0302), Glacier County, MT
Author(s): Brandi Bethke
This is an abstract from the "New and Ongoing Research on the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This paper presents an analysis of the faunal assemblage recovered from excavations at the Cut Bank Creek Boarding School Site (24GL0302), located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Glacier County, MT. Excavations at the site took place following the inadvertent discovery of a large bone bed initially unearth by the construction of the foundation for a new school being built by the Tribe on the site. The assemblage represents contexts associated with both the adjacent Late Precontact period bison kill site first excavated by Thomas Kehoe in the 1950s and the historic occupation of the site during its use as a boarding school for Blackfeet children during the first half of the 20th century. Through these remains, this paper provides new insight into both the Precontact and historical role this continually used landscape played in the lives of the Blackfeet people.
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Zooarchaeological Investigations at the Boarding School Site (24GL0302), Glacier County, MT. Brandi Bethke. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452344)
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Abstract Id(s): 24171