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  Attawapiskat Village, Ekwan River Canoe Trip 1971
Moosonee on James Bay, the jumping off point.
   
   
Moosonee  from the air
   
Tribes
   
Sutton Gorge, Hawley Lake. 

  Portaging through muskeg from
Attawapiskat Lake to the
Ekwan River
  Ekwan River
   
More rapids on the Ekwan River
  A trappers log tepee, used in winter.  These are common, and contain a wood burning stove.
  Indian shrines along the river.
   
River scenery
   
Large rapids
   
My Cree guide.
   
James Bay coastline
  Muskeg country from the air
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  Coastal grasses
   
Paddling on James Bay. Stranded on mud flats as the tide receded.
   
   
   
 
   
Attawapiskat reserve is located within the boundaries described in the James Bay Treaty of 1905.  It is located on the shores of James Bay along the Attawapiskat River.   It was originally a Hudsons Bay Company Trading Outpost during the fur trade.   The reserve was settled by the Native people who hunted and fished in the area. The reserve boundaries were approved and confirmed in the 1929-1930 Adhesions to Treaty No. 9.
Attawapiskat was officially established in 1964. The present population is now 1,128.
 

Arrival in the village of Attawapiskat

  Church influence
   
   
  Early graves of fur traders with Don Pugh
  Trappers hut