A Cree camp on the Canadian plains. The Plains Cree lived on the northern Great Plains; like other Plains Indians, their traditional economy focused on bison hunting and gathering wild plant foods. Religion and ceremony were highly valued as means of fostering success in war and the bison hunt.
The major proportion of Cree in Canada live north and west of Lake Superior, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. About 27,000 live in Quebec. In the United States, Cree people historically lived from Lake Superior westward.
Cree /ˈkriː/ (also known as Cree– Montagnais – Naskapi ) is a dialect continuum of Algonquian languages spoken by approximately 117,000 people across Canada, from the Northwest Territories to Alberta to Labrador. If considered one language, it is the aboriginal language with the highest number of speakers in Canada.
The Cree were mostly hunter-gatherers. They hunted a variety of game including moose, duck, elk, buffalo, and rabbit. They also gathered food from plants such as berries, wild rice, and turnips.
The Blackfoot lived to the south of the Red Deer River, and the Cree lived to the north. This angered the Cree so there was always a state of war between the two tribes. In about the year 1867, the Blackfoot had a young chief named Buffalo Child, and the Cree also had a young chief whose name was Little Bear.
A collection of useful phrases in Cree, an Algonquin language spoken mainly in Canada. Useful phrases in Cree.
|Phrase||ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ / Nēhiyawēwin ( Cree )|
|Hello (General greeting)||ᑕᓂᓯ (Tanisi) ᐙᒋᔮ (Waachiyaa)|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||ᑕᓂᓯ (Tanisi)|
The religion and beliefs of the tribe was based on Animism that encompassed the spiritual or religious idea that the universe and all natural objects animals, plants, trees, rivers, mountains rocks etc have souls or spirits. The people believed in the Great Spirit.
1: a member of an American Indian people of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. 2: the Algonquian language of the Cree people.
According to babynames.com, Cree is a name rooted in history and is of Native American origin. Its direct meaning is “Tribe name “, which is poignant as the little boy is the latest addition in 29-year-old Kate and 42-year-old Rio’s brood.
(By the way, to say “I love you ” in Cree, it’s kisâkihitin – gi-SAH-gih-tin.
kitatamihin,,,,and meegwatch are the only 2 ways I know how to say thank you,,in cree and oji- cree,,,,and some folks lately have adopted hyi hyi,,,or hy hy,,,or some suchas a way to say thank you,,,I believe this is what is said at the end of a …
(audio, y-dialect) | Cree Literacy Network. êkwa, mîcisotân! Come on, Let’s eat! (audio, y-dialect)
|eat||mîciso (just you), mîcisotân (let’s), mîcisok (you all)||ᒦᒋᓱ, ᒦᒋᓱᑖᐣ, ᒦᒋᓱᐠ|
Many tribes have sub- tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry. Mentioned as one of the four divisions of the Cree, living on L.
(krē) pl. Cree or Crees. 1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting a large area from eastern Canada west to Alberta and the Great Slave Lake.