Hairlock shirts and Blackfoot cultural protocol

Hairlock, or 'scalplock', shirts are sacred items to Blackfoot people. Sacred items are made and cared for by Blackfoot community members who acquire ceremonial rights to them. While it is considered appropriate to study the construction of the shirts, we ask you to respect Blackfoot cultural traditions by not making hairlock shirts unless you have been transferred the rights to do so.

To view more detailed photographs of the Blackfoot shirts please click on the Image Gallery link on the right.


Image Gallery