My Canadian History Project The Cree Indians By: Luke Hughes
How They Got Here • The Cree aboriginals got here by a land route from Siberia during the ice age. • When the aboriginals got here most of the Americas where covered in ice. • The green symbolizes the ice. • The red is rock.
Habitat • These aboriginals were placed all around Canada ranging from modern day central Quebec to the western plains of Canada. • They didn’t start all apart and separated they did so over a span of generations.
Tribes! • During their migration in the Americas the aboriginals broke apart and eventually even into smaller groups. • The Cree aboriginals had five major bands or in other words tribes.
Military- • The Cree aboriginals used the bones from their kills like buffalo, moose, deer and bear. • After the aboriginals where done with eating, skinning for clothing they saved the bones for this reason.
Clothing • The Cree used every part of the animal to their advantage after the kill. • One of these advantages the Cree took into consideration was the skin and fur on the animal for warmth and protection.
Religion and Beliefs • To the Cree aboriginals religion was a important part of their culture but in some bands it played a more significant roll. • These aboriginals believed that their lives where to be that of an animals and of the same significance that is why after a kill the Cree would give their sacrifice a respectful send off with a ceremony. • This picture is a ceremonial practice that had taken place with the Prairie Cree many generations ago.
Bibliography • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Creemap.png • Carlisle, Richard. “Cree” The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind. Vol.12.1984. • Leechman,Douglas. “Cree” Native Tribes of Canada