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Paul Kane. Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again. London, 1859. "Portrait of a half-breed Cree Girl." (Chromolithograph) Kane traveled to the Oregon Country and western Canada in 1846-48, inspired by a Catlinesque desire to record Native American culture before it was obliterated by civilization. His sense of the inevitable destruction of their way of life is p...
This picture was taken in the summer of 1913 at an Indian Sun Dance held between Mr. Moise L'Heureaux's ranch and Cochin the usual place for holding Sun dances, at this particular dance the Indians were asking their gods for rain. Picture taken and finished by Mabel Devlin School teacher at St Hippolyte at the time. She is now Mrs. J.D. Paulhus of Vawn. Mr. Paul L'Heureux of Jack Fish who spoke Cree assisted in persuading these gentlemen to pose
PEYASIW-AWASIS (Thunderchild, also known as Kapitikow, meaning “the one who makes the sound”), Plains Cree chief; b. 1849, probably along the South Saskatchewan River; m. Mamchwasis and then Ka-kwa; he had several children; d. 29 June 1927 on the Thunderchild Indian Reserve, Sask.
Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont., August 17, 2010 -- Ruby Stump participated in the Federal Disaster Assistance Agreement the signing ceremony between Chippewa Cree Nation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This signed agreement clears the path for federal disaster recovery funding for the tribe. Ruby's home was heavily damaged by the June 13th rains on the Reservation.
PLAINS CREE BEADED ROBE composed of fine, dark blue wool cloth, sewn with a concentric beadwork medallion, trimmed with a brass hawk bell and two cloth-wrapped ermine drops painted with reddish earth pigments, flanked by two men, in applique, each surmounted by a crescent shape, the whole decorated with a series of circular cloth medallions, each centering a brass bell with an ermine drop. 41in. by 57in.
Rose Marie "Tantoo" Cardinal (Canadian actor and political activist, noted: of Cree descent. Winner of American Indian Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1993 during her cast time as "Song Bird" on the CBS drama series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Which is where I saw her first and admire her talent from)
Jerry Potts - of mixed blood, Blackfeet Indian and White, he lived among the Indians while employed as interpreter & guide for NW Mounted Police. By age 36 he had killed at least 40 men, mostly whiskey runners to the Indians. However, during the Battle of Belly River in which the Blackfeet slaughtered over 300 of the Cree-Assiniboine tribe on October 25, 1870, Potts said, "You could fire with your eyes shut and be certain to kill a Cree.” The rifle he is holding is a .45 cal. Colt Yellow Boy.
Portrait of Cree Indian women and children standing in front of shelter and tipi. Children wear beaded moccasins, girl wears necklace, boy wears decorative leggings.; Smallboy family, Cree, Butte area, Montana. Back row, l-r: Mary Smallboy; Marie Isobel (Coyote) Smallboy, wife of Peter (Pierre) Smallboy. This family lived in Montana, although Marie Isobel was from the Bobtail Band of Bearhills now known as Hobbema, Alberta before it disbanded. 1906