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Moose Cree

Moose Cree (Cree: Mōsonī or Ililiw), also known as Moosonee, and together with Eastern Swampy Cree, also known as Central Cree, West James Bay Cree or West Main Cree. They speak the l-dialect of the Cree language.

The Moose Cree were first noted in Jesuit Relations for 1671, along the shores of James Bay and along the Moose River. On the Ochagach map (c. 1728), they (as "Monsonnis") were noted as far inland as the Rainy Lake region.

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  • Bishop, Charles A. "Territorial Groups Before 1821: Cree and Ojibwa" in Handbook of North American Indians: Subarctic. ISBN 0160045789
  • Bishop, Charles A. "The Western James Bay Cree: Aboriginal and Early Historic Adaptions" in Prairie Forum, 1982, Vol. 8, No.2.
  • Honigmann, John J. "West Main Cree" in Handbook of North American Indians: Subarctic. ISBN 0160045789
  • "Monsoni" in Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico: Part 1: A-M.