Which is a local French Canadian word for the same kind of fish, or by the indigenous names Iriniw or Nehiyaw , which mean "person" and "Native American" respectively. The Atikamekw are the indigenous inhabitants of the area they refer to as Nitaskinan.("Our Land"), in the upper Saint-Maurice River. About 300 kilometres (190 mi) north of Montreal.
Their population currently stands at around 7000. One of the main communities is Manawan. About 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Montreal. They have a tradition of agriculture as well as fishing, hunting and gathering.
They have close traditional ties with the Innu. People, who were their historical allies against the Inuit. A variant of the Cree language. Family, is still in everyday use, making it therefore among the indigenous languages least threatened with extinction.
But their home land has largely been appropriated by logging companies and their ancient way of life is almost extinct. Their name, which literally means Whitefish. ", is sometimes also spelt "Atihkamekw", "Attikamekw", "Attikamek", or "Atikamek.The French colonists referred to them as Têtes-de-Boules , meaning "Ball-Heads" or "Round-Heads". A small number of families still make their living making traditional birch bark baskets and canoes. This ladle is in good condition overall with signs of wear, tear and old repair in front part of ladle. Please review all the photos as part of description. Feel free to ask me any questions and I will gladly answer any questions you might have. Overall Dimensions: 11"L x 4.10"W. The item "Rare Large Native American Atikamekw Algonquin Feast Wooden Ladle Spoon Ca. 1925" is in sale since Monday, February 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Other Nat. The seller is "clamdigger24" and is located in Bothell, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.