Montagnais


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Mon·tag·nais

 (mŏn′tən-yā′)
n. pl. Montagnais
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an extensive area in Quebec and Labrador.
2. The Algonquian language of the Montagnais and Naskapi.

[Canadian French, from French montagne, mountain; see Montagnard.]

Montagnais

(ˌmɒntənˈjeɪ)
n, pl -gnais (jeɪ; jeɪz) or -gnaises (jeɪz)
1. (Peoples) a member of an Innu people living in Labrador and eastern Quebec
2. (Languages) the Algonquian language of this people
[C18: from French: of the mountain, from montagne mountain]
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Jack Watts later took us across in [a] boat to where the Northern Montagnais Indians were camped.
The Montagnais Council of Lac-Saint-Jean (Mashteuiatsh) also submitted two projects, one on the Ouiatchouan River, the other on the Mistissini.
Mort precieuse de certains Algonquins et Montagnais: eloge des Montagnais.
Et, comme pour confirmer la validite de ces retrouvailles, Leo-Paul Hebert publie le manuscrit du jesuite Francois de Crespieul qui, en faisant l'eloge de quelque cinquante convertis montagnais de sa mission realisee dans la region du lac Saint-Jean et de la Cote-Nord du Saint-Laurent, entre 1671 et 1702, donne un portrait de la societe amerindienne, loue ses valeurs, telles que la solidarite familiale, la generosite, l'hospitalite, qui s'inscrivent tout a fait selon lui dans le vrai christianisme.
N'ayant pu completement deroger aux conventions amerindiennes, il permet aux Montagnais d'envelopper un defunt dans des peaux de castor et un grand drap afin de le munir des objets necessaires a son passage vers l'autre monde.
This is strongly implied by the well documented painted designs on the hide clothing of their most easterly located group, the Naskapi (Innu) and Montagnais of Labrador and Quebec.
Invitations have been extended to officials of the Abenaki, Algonquin, Atikamekw, Huron, Inuit, Maleseet, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, Montagnais, Naskapi, Ojibway and the Cree of Northern Ontario.
Il a donne avec Kuanuten: vent d'Est (1981), un recit ou Claude, un metis adolescent vivant a Montreal, est envoye en pays montagnais chez ses grands-parents.
To establish the cultural order within which Powhatan's political projects made sense to his people, Gleach uses historical and ethnographic material written about the Micmacs, Ojibwas, Shawnees, Maliseets, Sauks, Montagnais, Delawares, and Penobscots to examine well-established relationships among Algonquian peoples over both space and time.
The First Nations are very upset, despite Article 3, despite the cancelling of new dams on James Bay, despite the opening of land negotiations with the Montagnais.
For example, after initially introducing the Innu (formerly called Naskapi or Montagnais 'Indians') and Labrador Inuit, he later amasses these distinct cultural groups as 'native peoples,' leaving readers uncertain about which people is being discussed in specific parts of the text.