Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

1790 – 1820

“Shooting the Rapids”

Shooting the rapids, in a master canoe. Painting by Francis Anne Hopkins. (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C2774f)

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The Iroquois and Nipissing voyageurs came west with the fur trade; some settled in the Jasper to Dunvegan region. They married Sekani women, and their descendants married local Cree, Anishnabe (Ojibwa), Assiniboine (Stoney), Dene (Beaver) and Shuswap people. It was those descendants who became patriarchs of some of today’s local families: Delorme, Desjarlais, Findlay, Joachim, Karakuntie, McDonald, Moberly and Wanyandie.