Eleanor "Ellie" Hamilton Povah grew up in the 1920s and '30s, spending every summer in Yellowstone National Park, and remembers watching her father trade with American Indians for beautiful baskets and beadwork in the family's Hamilton Stores. "They used to come into the park, driving," Povah recalled. Indians would bring beadwork, leatherwork, clothing, "and ask Dad to buy it. That's how we started our collection."
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