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Pea-a-pus-qua-hum, "One that Passes through the Sky", Cree Indian, Rocky Mountain House,. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour : watercolour over pencil on paper
Support: 11.700 x 13.500 cm

Scope and content

This item was no. 85 in the Toronto City Hall Paul Kane exhibition of November 1848.
Note: this sketch originally formed part of the same piece of paper (sketchbook page ?) as item No. 12.50

Graphic (art)
90: Open
No restrictions on use for reproduction
or publication
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-114388
90: Open
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-114378
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A113-02 Item no. assigned by LAC 47
90: Open
Other accession no.
1981-055 X PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1981-55-47 Acquired with the assistance of a grant from the Minister of Communications under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: A Place in History. Curators: Art Section, Documentary Art and Photography Division, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1990.10.31-1991.03.31.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: in pencil, recto, u.r.: [illegible]; in ink, recto, l.c.: Cree Indian;in pencil, verso, u.l.: D I B Jr/3 [encircled]; in ink, verso, u.r.: 41-72-10/398; in pencil, verso, c.: 85/62 [latter number encircled]; in pencil, verso, b.: Pea a pus qua hum (one that/passes through the sky) a Cree Indi /living among the Assinaboines Rock/Mountain House [the letters in <> appear on the verso of 1981-55-44 - Kee-akee-ka-saa-ka-wow]
Inscription: (Complete Transcription)

Subject heading

1. Alberta.
2. Indian.
3. SUBJ. - Natives : Portrait - Depicts View Of A Cree Indian, Pea-a-pus-qua-hum, 1848.
4. SUBJ. - Natives : Tribes - Cree, Natives, Culture.
5. Rocky Mountains, Canadian (B.C. and Alta.) .


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