Maskwacis Cree Territory:
Central Alberta - south of Edmonton.
MASKWACHEES - BEAR
HILLS CREE - HOBBEMA
L G O N Q U I A N PLAINS
Maskwacis Cree Population
Canada (2014) - 16,000
United States (2010) - 3,000
The Montana Cree were heavily
involved on the losing side of the Riel Rebellion (in present
day Saskatchewan) and fled to Montana as refugees. Then in 1896,
under Chief Little Bear (Ineceas), they returned to Canada to
live amongst the Maskwacis Cree. As such, they are listed as
members of the Pegogamaw
Cree. Some Montana Cree remained in Montana to live with
the Chippewa Cree Tribe.