Call #: MSS C550/1/28.1 Part I.22
Author: Morton, Arthur Silver
Title: Thirst dance and fin-flash, "Winnipeg Free Press." 3 July 1926.
Description: 1 page.
Notes: In 1927 the University hired Cameron to gather material dealing with the early days of settlement. Cameron's chief interest was in the Métis and Native people. Much of his information came from former servants of the Hudson's Bay Company. Cameron wrote The War Trail of Big Bear (Shrortt E99 .C88C1), an account of his experiences during the Frog Lake incident of 1885.
This clipping refers to the importance of the Thirst Dance in Cree culture and its use during the Resistance of 1885. It also reproduces a photo of Kaneepotaytayo, head dancer of Big Bear's band in 1885.
Morton Manuscript Collection, Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
History: William Bleasdell Cameron was a former servant of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Subject: Frog Lake Massacre, 1885
Northwest Rebellion, 1885
Mistahimaskwa (Big Bear) Plains Cree Chief
Other Author: Cameron, William Bleasdell

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