Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/13/2013


Photo taken on July 11, 2013


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Welcome to the Calgary Stampede

Welcome to the Calgary Stampede
Taken on 11 July 2013, when I went down to the Stampede Grounds with my youngest daughter.

"A stylized steel tipi towers over the main entrance to the Calgary Stampede grounds. This sculpture was erected to mark the Calgary Stampede's 100th anniversary in 2012. The five panels have symbols of the First Nations that are major participants in the Stampede: Siksika, Kainai, Tsuu T'ina, Piikani, and Stoney Nakoda.

The First Nations of Treaty 7 have always been an important part of the Calgary Stampede. Beginning in 1912, founder Guy Weadick invited the Siksika, Kainai, Tsuu T'ina, Piikani and Stoney Nakoda Nations to lead the Parade and camp at the inaugural Stampede. Since that time, the Calgary Stampede has celebrated the First Nations of Treaty 7 as they showcase and share their traditional culture - a vital part of our western heritage. This main entrance was designed in celebration of this long-standing relationship. Each panel of the tipi is a historical icon used to represent each nation - Siksika, Kainai, Tsuu T'ina, Piikani, and Stoney Nakoda." Artist is Marion Spencer.

www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMF0EE_Stampede_Main_Entrance...

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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent shot of this piece of Native Artwork ... I am always impressed with the design work, the incorporated colours and the ones I like are created in minimalism ... almost looks like an oriental fan!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
It really is fascinating how they designed this and made it work so well as a piece of cultural art! The designs are beautiful and it's interesting how 4 of them are so similar to each other, yet unique too.
5 years ago.