BASQUIA CREE

U'BASQUIAU CREE - PASQUIA CREE - PASKOYAC: Click for STURGEON CREE or SUSUHANA CREE

 

Basquia Cree Territory: West of northern Lake Winnipeg, especially the Saskatchewan River delta and the Pas region.

The Basquia Cree were decimated by the smallpox epidemic of 1781. Subsequently, West Mushkegowuk and Saulteaux migrated into their territory from the east and merged with the survivors to take on the identity of West Mushkegowuk.

 

Portals
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Cumberland House Cree Nation : part of whose membership is Basquia Cree
Cumberland House, Saskatchewan

 

Opaskwayak Cree Nation : part of whose membership is Basquia Cree
The Pas, Manitoba

 

 

Basquia Cree Population
Canada (2010) - 3,400

A L G O N Q U I A N

 

 

COMMENT

 

Were you to visit the Opaskwayak's History page, it states quite clearly that their first major interaction with the French was with the building of local Fort Paskoyak in 1749....some 32 years prior to the smallpox epidemic. There were only Basquia Cree at that location at that time.