Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 621 A Cree Canoe on Lac Les Isle border=
Plate 621 A Cree Canoe on Lac Les Isle
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Vintage Photogravure
The occupants of this canoe are two women who are likely to have travelled by water as a faster means than walking in their watered territory which is in the northern prairies near Lake Winnepeg, the Peace river, Athabasca lake, and Churchill river.

The Cree have been (at the time of Curtis) in friendly contact with the white race since the early years of the seventeenth century, and the intimacy of this relation may be judged from the fact that no other Indian language of North America has proved so prolific a source of Anglicized terms as have Cree and certain closely allied Algonquian dialects of New England and eastern Canada.
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