In 1902, journalist Norman Luxton moved to Banff and soon made himself an indispensible part of the community. He became the publisher of the local newspaper and opened a curio shop which specialized in taxidermy and in crafts made by the local Stoney Indians. His ties with the Native community became quite extensive, and over fifty years, he built up a large personal collection of Native items. In 1953, Luxton established a museum in Banff by the Bow River to house his collection. In 1992, the Luxton Museum's operation was turned over to the Buffalo Nations Cultural Society, which has continued to add to the collection, and the museum's official name is now the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.