The Paintpots: 0484.0015

The Paintpots
0484.0015

0484.0015: The Paintpots

Located on Vermilion Plain, the Paintpots were natural deposits of ochre. The red pigment obtained here was used by First Nations people as paint for religious and other ceremonies.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Date:  1924
Publisher:  Department of the Interior
Source:  The Banff-Windermere Highway pamphlet
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0484)

Subjects:

Natural History arrow Parks arrow National arrow Kootenay National Parkarrow
Transportation arrow Roads arrow Banff-Windermere Highwayarrow
Transportation arrow Horses and Mulesarrow

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