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The Western Woods Cree: Anthropological Myth and Historical Reality
James G. E. Smith
Vol. 14, No. 3 (Aug., 1987), pp. 434-448
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/644951
Page Count: 15
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The Cree are believed to have been located east of Lake Winnipeg at the time of initial European contact. According to this belief, French and English guns gave them technological superiority over their neighbors to the west, permitting them to rapidly conquer the lands west to the Peace River. Accumulating archaeological, ethnological, historical, and linguistic evidence establishes Cree as the aboriginal inhabitants of the western region. The development of the ethnological myth and the historical reality are analyzed, and some theoretical implications suggested. [Cree, ethnohistory, culture change, cultural persistence, cultural ecology]
American Ethnologist © 1987 American Anthropological Association