Stories Behind the Objects | Maxi’diwiac (Buffalo Bird Woman)

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

Learn about traditional agricultural tools created in 1914 by Maxi’diwiac, also known as Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian. To this day, the methodologies described by Maxi’diwiac continue to contribute to conversations around sustainability, stewardship, and the importance of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge.