The Plains Cree live in the Northern Great Plains in Western Canada. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Cree lived in small bands throughout Canada.
The Cree (Nehiyawak in the Cree language) are the most populous and widely distributed Indigenous peoples in Canada. Cree First Nations occupy territory in the Subarctic region from Alberta to Québec, as well as portions of the Plains region in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In the United States, Cree people historically lived from Lake Superior westward. Today, they live mostly in Montana, where they share the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation with Ojibwe (Chippewa) people.
(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.
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.
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.
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)|
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Cree did not have a set system of currency. This does not mean they lacked concepts of economics, but their
Cree, one of the major Algonquian-speaking Native American tribes, whose domain included an immense area from east of Hudson and James bays to as far west as Alberta and Great Slave Lake in what is now Canada. 6 дней назад
The Métis – Cree of Canada are the children of the Cree women and French, Scottish and English fur traders who were used to form alliances between Native peoples and trading companies. We, the Métis, are a nation, sharing the traditions of all our mothers and fathers.
The Plains Cree are known to eat pike, which they sometimes called chief fish, catching them in the spring with weirs, and in the winter with spears at open areas in the river ice .
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.
Kristineaux became shortened to Kri or CREE in English.
1: a member of an American Indian people of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. 2: the Algonquian language of the Cree people.
A user from Canada says the name Cree means ” Cree is both a Canadian First Nations tribe name and a Surname. The tribe name was derived from ‘Kristineaux’, used by the French fur traders”.