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John Hellson fonds
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- Hellson, John
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0.51 m of textual material
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John Hellson worked as the Curator of Ethnology at the Provincial Museum and Archives of Alberta from 1964-1968 where he conducted field research and oral history gathering amongst the Blackfoot Confederacy groups, Cree, Saulteaux, Ojibwa, Assiniboine, and Sarsi nations. He continued in a similar role as an ethnologist at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1968-1971 and the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature from 1971-1973. From 1974, Hellson has been engaged in grant-funded research and writing. In this period, he was also engaged as Coordinator of Research for the Institute of Man from 1985-1990. Hellson's research has focused on Native ethno-botany, Native artifacts and their role in ritual, ceremony, and daily life, Native religion, and the processes and meanings of Native ceremonies. He has published extensively and remains active in the field.
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The fonds consists of research manuscripts and notes pertaining to songs, rituals, artifacts, and the ethno-botany of the Blood, Piegan, and Blackfoot nations of Alberta.
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The records were donated by John Hellson in 2009.
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- The material is in English.
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Information for the biographical sketch is from the records and from the donor.<br><br>Record No. PR3241<br><br>
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- Hellson, John (Subject)