Cree history- Native American History
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Cree History

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Great Lakes wetland
Typical Cree environment - Great Lakes wetland

From the Paleo-Indian period onward, Cree people lived near the Great Lakes, across a big part of what is now the northern United States and southern Canada. They spoke a language that was related to the Algonquin language. Many other people who lived near them also learned Cree as a second language, because lots of people used the Cree language as a common language for trading.

Cree people lived in small villages along the Great Lakes, and got most of their food by hunting deer and small animals and gathering wild rice. Unlike their neighbors the Cheyenne, who spoke a related language, Cree people were not farmers.

Learn by doing: cook and eat some wild rice (you can get it at the store)
More about the Cree

Bibliography and further reading about the Cree:

Or check out this article about the Cree in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The Cree after Europeans invaded
The Algonquins
The Sioux
The Cheyenne
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