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A map detailing Miriam Green Ellis' route to Aklavik, created by the University of Alberta Press to accompany Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis - Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West (ed. Patricia Demers).

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The first typewritten page of Miriam Green Ellis' account of the last Cree First Nation Sun Dance at Hobbema of the early 20th century.

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A man from the Cree First Nation poses in full Sun Dance regalia at Hobbema. The geometric pattern on his vest, arms and belt is composed entirely of intricate, highly skilled beadwork.

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A number of Cree gather on horseback, all wearing brimmed hats, at Hobbema during the Sun Dance.

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The Cree First Nation begins gathering for the Hobbema Sun Dance.

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A wide view of the Cree First Nation's tepees at Hobbema, arranged around a central space.

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Tepees belonging to the Cree First Nation, erected at Hobbema for the last Sun Dance of the early 20th Century. Women, children and horses go about their business within the camp.

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Cree women gather, awaiting the commencement of the last Hobbema Sun Dance of the early 20th century.

Miriam Green Ellis, Wilfred Reid ("Wop") May and an unidentified man pose in front of one of Wop May's airplanes at the Lacombe airfield in 1920.

A collage of photos from Miriam Green Ellis and Nellie McClung's trip to visit Wilfred Reid ("Wop") May at the Lacombe airfield in 1920. May, a celebrated World War I fighter pilot, operated an aviation business out of Lacombe after the war.

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