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THE WESTERN CREE (Pakisimotan Wi Iniwak) Louis Joseph Piche (Chief Pesew) The Founding of a Dynasty By Joachim Fromhold
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While most Canadians have heard of the Indian Chiefs Poundmaker, Big Bear and perhaps even Broken Arm (MASKI PITON), Chief PESEW has remained virutally unkown. He is not mentioned in the popular or... More > academic history of the Canadian west or in the Indian history of the west. In fact, western development owes a large debt to Chief PESEW - Louis Joseph Piche. Coming west as a young Voyageur with Peter Pond, Piche eventually rose to become the Head Chief of the Cree/Nakoda alliance in the west, and their allied tribes. His sway reached from Winnipeg to the Pacific, and from Lesser Slave Lake to Wyoming. It is Piche and his followers who "settled" the west, and it is thanks to him that the west was settled peacefully for those who followed. Piche had a large family, and most of the Western Cree chiefs today can trace descent to him. 468 pages.< Less
NAKODA (Assiniboine) LEXICON By Joachim Fromhold
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A Nakoda/English, English/Nakoda lexicon of the archaic Nakoda (Assiniboine) dialect of the Mountain Stoney (IS GA) Indians of Alberta, Canada, with a compendium of Stoney place-names of the west. 73... More > pages.< Less
Alberta History: West Central Alberta; 13,000 years of Indian History, Pt.3b: 1860 By Joachim Fromhold
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A continuation of the History of Central Alberta from 1840-1860 covering the developments of the 1860's. The 1860's were both the apogee of the Plains Indian culture in the west, and the move towards... More > the political and economic growth of the west as a successful Native State. At the same time, it marked a crisis period and the beginning of the end of the west and the First Nations as an independent sovreign people prior to the hostile annexation of the west by Canada.< Less
Alberta History: West Central Alberta; 13,000 years of Indian History, Pt.3a: 1840- By Joachim Fromhold
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A continuation of the Alberta History Series, Part 3a, 1840 - 1860. The period from 1840 to 1870 was a period of great changes in the human history of Alberta and among the Native people, with the... More > transition from the traditional hunting/ trapping/fur trade lifestyle to a Frontier Settlement culture. 1840-1860 saw both a continuing invasion of foreign aliens into the west, and the growth of the Indian culture into the Classical Plains Indian culture. Both influences were at work among the First Nations of central Alberta. On the one hand there was the growing classical Plains Indian lifestyle and regalia, and on the other hand a growing Frontier Settlement subsistence farming and increasing literacy and an expansion of the Cree culture to fill all the economic and commercial niches offered by a frontier society. 690 pages.< Less