MOUNTAIN STONEY

IYETHKABI - IYARHE NAKODA
Click for WOOD STONEY or ASSINIBOINE

 

Mountain Stoney Territory: The foothills and Rocky Mountains of south central Alberta. The Mountain Stoney have 3 divisions from south to north: Bearpaw, Chiniki, and Wesley.

 

Portals
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Stoney Nakoda Nation
Morley, Alberta

 

Wesley / Kiska Waptan First Nation
Nordegg, Alberta

 

Treaty 7 Tribal Council : Mountain Stoney are members
Tsuu T'ina, Alberta

 

 

Mountain Stoney Population
Canada (2015) - 5,400

S I O U X ONEOTA

 

 

COMMENTS

 

#1. Speakers of the Wood Stoney language indicate that it is much closer to the Assiniboine language than is Mountain Stoney.

#2. It is thought that the Wood Stoney migrated into their territory via a "northern" route, whereas, the Mountain Stony are thought to have migrated into their territory via a "southern" route.

#3. It should be noted that "Stoney" is the Cree word for the Assiniboine and they used it because they observed the Assiniboine cooking with the use of stones. This suggests that the Mountain Stoney origin is within range of the Cree. Thence Saskatchewan, not Montana….

#4. With the depletion of the buffalo in the late 1870's, the Mountain Stoney are thought to have moved from the praires permanently into the mountains to subsist on big game.