The Pleasant Speaking People
By Philip H. Godsell, F.R.G.S.
‘Of all the aboriginal tribes of our Canadian Northwest perhaps none are so familiar to the wanderer from the highways and byways of civilization than the soft-spoken Cree Indians of the woodlands and the plains. Ever since that distant summer in 1640 when Jesuit missionaries first made mention of them few tribes have been so consistently friendly with the British or done so much to enable paleface pathfinders to explore and open up that vast hinterland known as Rupert’s Land.’
‘Our History’ is curated by former Canadian Cattlemen editor, Gren Winslow.