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History: Akinoskway

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Akinoskway
By Mrs. Freda Smith Mudiman, Swift Current, Sask.

‘Plains Indians wandering from the South Saskatchewan to the Milk River liked to camp beside a stream that flowed southwesterly from the Cypress Hills to Pakowi Lake in Southeastern Alberta. Here they found wood and water and in season, wild fruit to vary their heavy meat meals. On the bushes beside the creek they found chokecherries, saskatoons and bullberries, so they named the stream Akinoskway.’

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