TREATY 6 PEOPLE PHOTO ALBUM: ayimâsîs / Chief Little Bear (1851-1921) “Whatever your place in the family, you have a place in the story.” U.S. Congress passed the Cree Deportation Act in May 1896 and by June 1896, over 500 Refugee Cree Indians were rounded up and shipped to Alberta via cattle cars. Copy of bill submitted by Alberta Railway and Coal Co. 1896 Deportation of Little Bear’s Refugee Crees. Bill submitted by Alberta Railway and Coal Co. Little Bear’s 1896 treaty annuity paylist p.1. His name was written as Imeesees (Wild). Little Bear’s 1896 treaty annuity paylist p.2 Little Bear’s 1896 treaty annuity paylist p. 3 Little Bear’s 1896 treaty annuity paylist p. 4 Little Bear maintained a close brother relationship with Koo pee yay see kano (Peter Thunder). They had the same mother and different fathers. In 1911, Little Bear wrote to his son in law Benjamin Quinney requesting help for his people to return to Canada. You will notice that Peter Thunder identifies himself by name to his brother Little Bear at the end of this letter. This photo labels Peter Thunder as Big Bear’s son; likely he was an adopted son. Koo pee yay see ka no (Peter Thunder) raised Little Bear’s two daughters Isabelle and Lysa. He drew annuities for them as a member of Weemisticooseeawasis Band (Onion Lake Agency) after Little Bear fled to Montana with many of his father’s followers in 1885. Isabelle (Oujtou or Otchitam) Little Bear (DOB: Abt. 1870) was the daughter of Little Bear. She was raised by her uncle Peter Thunder in the Onion Lake Agency after the 1885 Rebellion. Isabelle married Benjamin Pakehakwan of the Sweetgrass Band in 1895. Lysa (Namatiou), Little Bea’s second daughter, married Patrice Lemire in 1890 at St. Vital Mission, Battleford, NWT Little Bear was present during the enrollment process at the Rocky Boy Camp in 1917 to create the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana, USA. Lysa or Eliza Little Bear was identified as the daughter of Little Bear and recognized as living with Little Bear’s camp since 1915.