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Cree

 (krē)
n. pl. Cree or Crees
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting a large area from eastern Canada west to Alberta and the Great Slave Lake. Formerly located in central Canada, the Cree expanded westward and eastward in the 17th and 18th centuries, the western Cree adopting the Plains Indian life and the eastern Cree retaining their woodland culture.
2. The Algonquian language of the Cree.

[French Cris, shortening of Cristineaux, name of a 17th-century Cree band, from Ojibwa (Old Algonquin) kirištino·, from Cree.]

cree

(kriː)
n
(Games, other than specified) dialect South Wales and Southwest English temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children
[of unknown origin]

Cree

(kriː)
npl Cree or Crees
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
3. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages
[from first syllable of Canadian French Christianaux, probably based on Ojibwa Kenistenoag (tribal name)]

Cree

(kri)

n., pl. Crees, (esp. collectively) Cree.
1. a member of an American Indian people of subarctic Canada, living in scattered communities from Quebec W around the shore of Hudson Bay to Saskatchewan and Alberta.
2. the Algonquian language of the Cree.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cree - a member of an Algonquian people living in central CanadaCree - a member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
2.Cree - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cree
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
Translations
kríjština
Cree
Kria lingvoKrio
criidioma cree
cree
krijski jezik
クリー語
krī valoda
Cree
cree
język kri
língua cree
cree
мова крі
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Due to the inadequate Federal funding, the Chippewa Cree Tribe and North Central Montana Regional Water Authority have been forced to deal with aging infrastructure emergencies.
Immune from state and federal rate caps, the Chippewa Cree tribe of Montana's Rocky Boy Indian Reservation is offering short-term loans through a company called Plain Green Loans, which promises fast cash online.
The Assiniboine traveled farther north than did the Sioux, and the culture was greatly influenced through intermarriage with the Cree tribe and with French and Canadian fur traders, DeMallie explains.
The Rocky Boy's Reservation is located in north-central Montana and is home to the Chippewa Cree Tribe.
Through a growing relationship with the Chippewa Cree tribe, the Fond du Lac tribe and other Native American governments, Eve found himself "essentially dragged into the casino business with them"--and never looked back.
It seems that the Cree tribe from Saskatchewan in Canada have found that a lot of their forebears were from the Northern Isles men working for the Hudson Bay Trading Company in the late 1700s, who trapped more than just fur.
Water right settlement negotiations began in 1992 among the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, the State of Montana and the United States as part of the state-wide adjudication of water rights.
In 1935, the Chippewa Crees adopted a tribal constitution for the "Chippewa Cree Tribe," officially recognizing the coming together of the two tribes into one.