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    The Montagnais

    The Montagnais form the most populous Indian nation in Quebec. Before colonization, they occupied a vast area along the North Shore and in the Saguenay region and inland as far as Schefferville. According to oral tradition, the Montagnais lived side by side with the Inuit in relatively harmonious manner until the Inuit moved farther north in 1760.

    The Algonquins / Anishinabeg

    The Algonquins usually call thmserves, “Anishinabeg”, which means “The People”. Their language would be closely related to, amoung others, the Abenakis, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Pequot etc. as it is known that the Algonkian language is the widest First Nation Language in the Americas.

    Nellie Charlie – Kucadikadi

    Nellie Charlie (1867–1965) was a Mono Lake Paiute – Kucadikadi basketmaker associated with Yosemite National Park. She was born in Lee Vining, California, the daughter of tribal headman Pete Jim, and his wife Patsy, also a basketmaker. She married Young Charlie, a Mono Lake Paiute – Kucadikadi man from Yosemite, and they had six children. Her Paiute name was Besa-Yoona.

    Carrie McGowan Bethel – Kucadikadi

    Carrie McGowan Bethel (1898–1974) was a Mono Lake Paiute – Kucadikadi (Northern Paiute) basketmaker associated with Yosemite National Park. She was born Carrie McGowan in Lee Vining, California and began making baskets at the age of 12. She participated in basket making competitions in the Yosemite Indian Field Days in 1926 and 1929. She gave basket weaving demonstrations at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.

    The Crees

    The Crees are the largest group in the Algonkian family in Canada. They are found in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, but the majority of them live in Ontario (over 13,000) and in Quebec (over 12,000).

    The Abenakis in Quebec

    The Abenakis settled in Quebec between 1676 and 1680 in the Sillery region and lived on the banks of the Chaudière River near the falls for some twenty years before finally settling in Odanak and Wôlinak in the early 18th century. Their name comes form the words wabun (the light) and a’Ki (the earth), and means “People of the East” or “People of the Morning”.

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