The Plains Cree Current News :Herds were recently released to the Poundmaker Cree Nation and Onion Lake. Poundmaker received 21 bison from Elk Island through Parks Canada. Onion Lake received 33 bison in February, 2021. (additional Nations also received bison this year)   1690 On the Canadian prairies, Henry Kelsey, reported that the Cree called these noble animals Thatanka, which the English of his day called “buffillo.” More appropriately, “buffillo” were actually bison, but since first sighted by Europeans, the name buffalo stuck in common parlance.   The Plains Cree: An Ethnographic, Historical, and Comparative Study, Volume (In this book, … Read more