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TitleBush land people
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsGarvin, T.
Publication Languageen
KeywordsChipewyan, Dogrib, traditional lifestyle of Cree

This book is a must for anyone interested in learning about the hunting, trapping and gathering lifestyle of the Cree, Chipewyan and Dogrib natives residing in northern Alberta and the N.W.T. There are four and five generations of people in single families that share their experiences both traditional and modern life in the bush. Also included are descriptions of the geography and trading communities of this area, camp life, the caribou hunt, country food, fur harvesting, fishing activities, transportation modes, arts and crafts, and the future of the bush land economy. Before the arrival of the settler community, people lived effectively off the land in this region for thousands of years. In lieu of this, the enormous changes that have occurred over the last fifty years are astounding. This book is full of large, colour photographs of the Natives and their communities, photographed by the author himself.


Picture book containing historic documentation

Locational Keywords

Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, and Fort McKay, Alberta, Northern Alberta, N.W.T.

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