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Cree misko takiy (hide coat) ca. 1780–1820 Alberta, Canada Moose hide, paint, porcupine quill, hair 125 x 160 cm

Cree misko takiy (hide coat) ca. 1780–1820 Alberta, Canada Moose hide, paint, porcupine quill, hair 125 x 160 cm

Cree woman, Elizabeth Brien, with beaver skin stretched out to dry. North Quebec, Canada.

Cree woman, Elizabeth Brien, with beaver skin stretched out to dry. North Quebec, Canada.

White Wolf - First Nations Cree Ashley Callingbull Named MRS Universe 2015 - Ms. Callingbull posted on Facebook the following message: I’m so proud to say I am now the new MRS Universe 2015 !!! I am the first First Nations woman to win this title! I am also the first Canadian Delegate to win as well!! Sooooooo happy right now!”

White Wolf - First Nations Cree Ashley Callingbull Named MRS Universe 2015 - Ms. Callingbull posted on Facebook the following message: I’m so proud to say I am now the new MRS Universe 2015 !!! I am the first First Nations woman to win this title! I am also the first Canadian Delegate to win as well!! Sooooooo happy right now!”

1840-1860 Cree (First Nations) Hood at the Birmingham Museums, Birmingham - From the curators' comments: "This type of decorated woollen cloth hood was made by the women of the James Bay Cree of northern Ontario, Canada. Beaded hoods were traditionally worn by both men and women in the Fort Albany area of James Bay...This particular type was worn by high-ranking married Cree women, the designs influenced to some extent by 19th century European decorative arts and the 'language of flowers'."

1840-1860 Cree (First Nations) Hood at the Birmingham Museums, Birmingham - From the curators' comments: "This type of decorated woollen cloth hood was made by the women of the James Bay Cree of northern Ontario, Canada. Beaded hoods were traditionally worn by both men and women in the Fort Albany area of James Bay...This particular type was worn by high-ranking married Cree women, the designs influenced to some extent by 19th century European decorative arts and the 'language of flowers'."

ocona Sinipawsoyissi Otokeman, Sarcee woman, near Calgary, AB, about 1885

ocona Sinipawsoyissi Otokeman, Sarcee woman, near Calgary, AB, about 1885

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The Cree are one of the largest groups of First Nations/Native Americans in North America, with over 200,000 members living in Canada. The major proportion of Cree in Canada live north and west of Lake Superior, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. About 38,000 live in Quebec. In the US, this Algonquian-speaking people historically lived from Lake Superior westward. Today, they live mostly in Montana, where they share a reservation with the Ojibwe…

The Cree are one of the largest groups of First Nations/Native Americans in North America, with over 200,000 members living in Canada. The major proportion of Cree in Canada live north and west of Lake Superior, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. About 38,000 live in Quebec. In the US, this Algonquian-speaking people historically lived from Lake Superior westward. Today, they live mostly in Montana, where they share a reservation with the Ojibwe…

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