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  • Short Summary

    Earl Haig is invested and named Chief Akahtse by Sarcee Indians in Calgary, Canada.

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    Item title reads - Earl Haig - "Big Chief Bull's Head". After ranchers breakfast of flapjacks and coffee - Chief Big Plume invests and names famous soldier "Chief Akahtse" - after Sarcee Indians greatest warrior. Calgary, Alberta. Canada.

    M/S of Earl Haig on a horse surrounded by Mounties. M/S of a lady in a hat that's too big for her. M/S of Haig on his horse eating a flapjack, he hands them around and chats to people on the ground.

    Intertitle - 'By a touch of this feather, the spirit of our greatest warrior enters your soul.'

    M/S of Haig sat down, Sarcee Indians stand around him. M/S as the chief puts a head-dress on him, and touches his arm with a feather. He stands up and shakes the chief's hand, people stand in the background. C/U of Haig with the Indians. M/S of him on a horse waving a stick with cloth attached. L/S of a parade with a tram in the middle of the street, they ride round.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:53:00 / 01:40:04:00
    G 1211

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