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Cree Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock. They formerly inhabited Manitoba S of the Churchill River. Members of one branch of the Cree, allying themselves with the Siouan Assiniboin, moved southwestward into buffalo territory and became the Plains Cree. It is probable that they introduced the method of hunting buffalo by driving them into enclosures, since the Woodland Cree used this method in hunting deer. The culture and language of the Woodland Cree greatly resembles that of the Ojibwa. A warlike tribe, the Cree were nevertheless friendly toward French and English fur traders, and their history is closely connected with the activities of the Hudson's Bay and the North West companies. They were powerful in the late 18th cent. until smallpox drastically reduced their population. See Leonard Mason, The Swampy Cree (1967); E. T. Denig, Five Indians Tribes of the Upper Missouri (1975).

Cree  - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/cree.htm
Background information and indexed links about Cree culture, community, history, language, and genealogy.

Cree Nation  - http://fn2.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca/~databank/hpc.html
Overview of the various Cree nations, with a tribal map and information about each.

Cree Nation Magazine  - http://www.beesum-communications.com/
Magazine published by the James Bay Cree for the benefit of First Nations readers.

Cree Nation of Eastmain  - http://www.eastmain-nation.ca
Information on band history as well as Wabannutao Eeyou Development Corporation, events and services.

Cree Nation of Mistissini  - http://nation.mistissini.qc.ca
Discover the history and culture of these people as well as tourism packages.

Cree Nation of Wemindji  - http://www.wemindji-nation.qc.ca/
One of nine Cree communities located in remote northern Quebec along the east coast of James Bay.

Cree Spirituality  - http://www.angelfire.com/sc/rainingthunderwolf/RTW1.html
Information and links related to Cree religion and spirituality, from a Cree firekeeper.

Friends of the Lubicon  - http://www.tao.ca/~fol/
Toroto-based volunteer non-profit assisting the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation in their land rights struggle. Link to negotiations chronology since 1939.

Games of the Plains Cree  - http://collections.ic.gc.ca/games/
Play the traditional games of Canada's Cree.

Grand Council of the Crees  - http://www.gcc.ca/index.htm
Political voice of the James Bay Crees of Quebec, with fact sheets on political sovereignty, language, education, and environmental concerns.

Hill 57 Indians  - http://anjelsstudio.virtualave.net/native.html
A History of the Chippewa Cree branch of Rocky Boy's Reservation Indians that lived on Hill 57, Great Falls Montana

Kapawe'no First Nation  - http://www.inetnorth.net/org/kapaweno/kapaweno.htm
Includes information on history, programs, events and links for this Cree nation of Alberta.

Lark's Chapleau Cree Pages  - http://www.geocities.com/chapleaucree
A Canadian Aboriginal First Nation Information site of the Chapleau Cree in Northern Ontario. Items re: culture, history, stories, poetry, self governance issues.

Little Red River Cree Nation  - http://lrrcn.ab.ca/
Community websites and a basic map of local lands.

Lubicon Activism Archives  - http://www.nisto.com/cree/lubicon/
Record of human rights efforts by the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation of northern Alberta, Canada since 1983. Full text letters and articles.

Lucky Man Cree Nation  - http://www.luckyman.ca/
Official site of the Lucky Man Cree Nation. Includes information on the chief and council, current initiatives, band history, land claims, and related links.

Lucky-Man Cree Nation  - http://www.lucky-man.com
Official site of the Lucky Man Cree Nation. Includes information on the chief and council, current initiatives, band history, land claims, and related links.

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation  - http://aboriginalcollections.ic.gc.ca/muskeg/
Based in Saskatchewan, Canada. History of members and chiefs, land treaties, sports, and education. Storybook and culture camp offered. Links.

Norway House Cree Nation  - http://www.norwayhouse.mb.ca
News and information on community, business opportunities and history.

Ouj-Bougoumou Cree Nation  - http://www.ouje.ca/expo2000/index.html
Based in Quebec. History and culture, environment, economy, tourism packages. Color catalog; phone and email orders. Exhibit archives from Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Links.

Pimicikamak Cree Nation  - http://www.pimicikamak.ca/index.html
Based at Turtle Island, Manitoba, Canada. Collection of news clippings, Canadian treaties, photos. Contact information, tribal law document download, links.

Tataskweyak Cree Nation  - http://www.splitlakecree.ca/
Information includes position regarding Manitoba Hydro development in the resource area.

Woodland Cree First Nation  - http://www.woodlandcree.com/index.htm
Based in Cadotte Lake, Alberta, Canada. Portal to administrative departments and auxiliary services. Contact information, news and photos. Links.

York Factory First Nation  - http://members.tripod.com/~yfactory/yfactory.html
Information on history, community and services of this Manitoba Cree band.

Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary  - http://www.ualberta.ca/~uap/P/N5.HTML
By Sister Nancy LeClaire and George Cardinal. Based on the Northern and Plains Cree dialects. Features, reviews, pricing information.

Cree Language  - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/cree.htm
Page dedicated to the Cree language, also with information and links about Cree culture, history, and genealogy.

Cree Language Lessons  - http://www.nisto.com/cree/lesson/
48 lessons originally created by the Department of Native Studies at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada.

Cree Language Reader  - http://nexus.brocku.ca/rogawa/cree/
Example of text in Cree.

Cree Online Language Class  - http://www.manl.mb.ca/online3.html
Based on the Swampy Cree Dialect from Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. Transcribed pronunciation guide, vocabulary, and dialogues.

Maskwa Cree Language Resources  - http://www.maskwa.com
Cree language materials, classroom aids, syllabary charts, children's readers. Pow wow videotapes also available. Browseable catatlog with text descriptions.

Nehinawe: Speak Cree  - http://www.nisto.com/cree/
Cree language and literature booklist and lessons, including transcribed pronunciation guide and syllabary. Links.

Arts and Culture - Michif  - http://www.metisnation.ca/arts/artsMICHIF.html
Overview of the Michif language from the Metis National Council.

Michif (Mitchif, Metis Creole, French Cree)  - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/mich.htm
Page dedicated to the Michif language, also with information and links about Metis culture, history, and genealogy.

Michif: A Dying Legacy?  - http://www.metisnation.org/MV/MVsep99/michif.html
An article on the Michif Initiative to revive the language.

MRC Lesson 1  - http://www.metisresourcecentre.mb.ca/michif_lessons/lesson1.htm
Online Michif lessons.

Buffy Sainte-Marie  - http://www.creative-native.com/
The home page for the singer/songwriter. Features biography, art gallery, discography, and an essay.

Buffy Sainte-Marie Mail List  - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/buffysaintemarie
List for discussion of the artist's life and music. [Requires Membership]

Mouthbows to Cyberskins  - http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Venue/3698/
A tribute to Buffy Sainte-Marie. News, discography, articles, forum, concert dates, and links.

Rollingstone.com: Buffy Sainte-Marie  - http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/default.asp?oid=3417
Includes biography, recordings, and message board.

The Cradleboard Teaching Project  - http://www.cradleboard.org/main.html
Buffy Sainte-Marie's current full time project. Native American curriculum and cross cultural exchange raises self esteem.