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A visit in time: ancient places, archaeology and stories from the elders of wemindji

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  Ancient Places,Archaeology and Stories from the Elders of Wemindji by David Denton Ancient Places,Archaeology and Stories from the Elders of Wemindji by David Denton This book is about places that mark the history of the Wemindji Iyiyuuch (the people of  Wemindji, a Cree community located on the eastern coast of James Bay). It tells the stories of these places and of historical figures associated with them. The book is the result of severalyears of archaeological surveying and excavation carried out in the coastal zone near Wemindji.It tells part the Wemindji people’s story using three different sources of information:archaeology, oral traditions and historical records. The community’s elders, especially, played a big part, sharing valuable stories and information, and identifying interesting sites forexploration. u= msnhi=kO, a=Y+Wf+hq+j+yht=Kht=kN=yF wi=mng+U iyY+F q+ iz p=g iso=KsF o=t= wa=XkF. dKOh dp=gM+Oh a= wi=ht=KhF q+ iCb=F ant= uj+Xt= kj+ ang+ wa=XkF iyY+F a=g+ dp=gv+kN=wiF. mhf+DBOh g+ bm+hkkN= a= uXt=kN=F u= msnhi=kO, uhg a=g+ M+nhi=kN=Fh wa=XkF mDkhPh p=ZF ant= wi=mng+hF. nXDyF iz gCf+yht=kN= f+wq+O, a=g+ M+nhi=kN=Fh wa=XkF mDkhPh, gx=iyY+F a=g+ dp=gMF kj+ wa=XkF g+v+ngv+uFumsnhi=knwa=Uh. a=uKnF mXd= q+ wi=ghi=wa=F wi=mng+U gx=iyY+F a=g+ dp=gMF kj+ a=g+ wi=hdhF t=nt= f+ iz nD=gCf+yht=kN=yF f+wq+Y+. A Visit in Time q= izo=KhF iz p=g ut=hF A Visit in Time q= izo=KhF iz p=g ut=hF  A Visit in Time denton_v35.qxd 4/11/01 4:15 PM Page a  A Visit in Time Ancient Places,Archaeology and Stories from the Elders ofWemindji by David Denton denton_v35.qxd 4/11/01 4:15 PM Page b  Dedicated to the memory of the late William Asquabaneskum anj+ wilyVa=XKwa=bwo=XkVugCg+ht=f+wiO National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication DataDenton, DavidA visit in time: ancient places, archaeology and stories from the elders of WemindjiText in English and Cree Syllabics.Includes bibliographical references.ISBN 0-9699862-1-1Copyright ©2001 by Cree Regional Authority Cree Regional Authority 2 Lakeshore Road Nemaska, Qc J0Y 3B01. Cree Indians--Quebec (Province)--Wemindji Region--History. 2. Wemindji Region (Quebec)--Antiquities. 3. Cree Indians--Antiquities. 4. Fur trade--Quebec(Province)--James Bay Region--History. I. Cree Regional Authority. II. Title. E99.C88D45 2001 971.4'115C2001-900419-2Legal deposit — 2001 Bibliothèque nationale du Québec National Library of Canada Cover art: Watercolour by Wemindji artist, Morley Stewart denton_v35.qxd 4/11/01 4:15 PM Page d  CONTENTS wa=ht=KhF f+wq+O v+so=t=F  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / no=CKMwiOh Introduction n=XdV a= iz gCf+yht=Kht=kN=F  . . . .1 THE PEOPLE WHO WENT BEFORE / ang+ n=XdVq+ nD=gCf+yhdhF Chapter One p=yW mznhi=knX  . . . .5  AN ANCIENT PRESENCE / wa=XkF q+ p=g iht=N=F Chapter Two n=Z mznhi=knX  . . . .9 FIRST CONTACT / n=XdVq+ nghq+Do=N=F Chapter Three nXD mznhi=knX  . . .15 FRENCHMAN'S ISLAND / ubXdwq+j+ukmW Chapter Four o=U mznhi=knX  . . .25 CHISHAAWAAMISHTIKUSHIIYUU: ELDER WHITE MAN / gx=wa=mXdKzY+ Chapter Five nj+Y mznhi=knX  . .31  AASKWAAPISUAANUUTS: WAITING FOR SWANS / a=Cwq+bSwa=N=F Chapter Six nKwt=XF mznhi=knX  . . .49 MISHTIKUSH / mXdKX Conclusion v+hF v+so=t=F  . . .53  A VISIT IN TIME / ant= a= iz wa=bhdkN=F iz p=g ut=hF 55 NOTES / wi=hdv+f+uO 56 REFERENCES / q+ uhgb=F a= gCf+yht=kN=F 57 GLOSSARY / q+ uhgb=F a= gCf+yht=kN=F denton_v35.qxd 4/11/01 4:15 PM Page f
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