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Transcript of Dogrib
Regional group: North Western Territories: East of the Mackenzie River.
Cultural Group: Dene
Linguistic Group: Athapascan
The Dogrib people organized themselves in bands consisting of roughly 200 people. Each band having a chief. The bands were loose and the people traveled amongst bands frequently to hunt.
Each band consists of a Chief and 11 elders.
The main enemies of the Dogrib were the Cree, Chipewyan, and Yellowknife. Which resulted in large massacres, and later on peace treaties.
The people lived mainly off of caribou hunting and in 1852 the Dogrib started to partake in the fur trade until a rivalry massacre in Yellowknife stopped the english and other native groups from trading with them.
Unique Cultural Aspects
The Dogrib or Tlicho people got their name from a cree term having to do with their reliance on caribou. They are also referred to as "The People".
They are part of the Dene Subarctic people.
"Dogrib (People)." Encyclopedia Britannica. N.p., 2013. Web. 11 Sept. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/167995/Dogrib>.
Helm, June. "Tlicho (Dogrib)." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historical Dominion, 2012. Web. 11 Sept. 2013. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/tlicho-dogrib>.
"Our Wildlife." Northwest Territories. Government Of Canada, 18 July 2001. Web. 11 Sept. 2013. <http://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/WKSS_Dogrib_Place_Names_Project.aspx>.
Findlay, Heather. "The Subaractic People." Firstpeoplesofcanada. Goldi Productions, 2007. Web. 11 Sept. 2013. <http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_groups/fp_subarctic1.html>.