Sunday, February 05, 2006
This photo shows John Hellson, expert on Medicine Bundles and other sacred Blackfoot materials, advising Bob Scriver about the figures who would become "The Opening of the Thunder Pipe Bundle." The Pipe Owner is directly in front of Bob Scriver and is a portrait of Charlie Reevis. Each of the figures is a portrait of the people who were actual members of the Bundle Keepers. There are only two living now: whoever it was who posed for the small boy and Joe Old Chief, who was one of the drummers.