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Chief Joseph Pasqua ~ Cree

Chief Joseph Pasqua was born in 1828 to the prominent Plains CREE Chief Mahkaysis, and came to lead his own band. From 1871 the government of Canada entered into the Numbered Treaties with various First Nations. In 1874 Pasqua and his band were living near present day Leech Lake, Saskatchewan, where they had survived predominantly on buffalo; but they had also planted gardens and were raising a small herd of cattle.

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