Living Within and Without the Borders of Others: An Historic Period First Nations Hunting/Trapping Site in Northern Alberta

Author(s): Dale Elizabeth Boland

Year: 2015

Summary

Although the Cold Lake First Nation signed Treaty Six in 1876, granting them a small treatied territory of some 19,000 hectares, many families continued their winter forays in search of game and furs into traditional territories well off the Reserve for many decades. Recent archaeological research, ahead of a proposed pipeline development, has focussed on one such wintering site, located within what is now the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. Evidence of family groups reusing this base camp has been recovered, showcasing their persistence in the continuation of traditional activities while also demonstrating a growing reliance on Euro-Canadian material culture.

Cite this Record

Living Within and Without the Borders of Others: An Historic Period First Nations Hunting/Trapping Site in Northern Alberta. Dale Elizabeth Boland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433944)

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Temporal Keywords
1880-1950

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 115