This project contributes to the visual ethnographic and historical record of four James Bay Cree Communities in northern Quebec, Canada. It includes a selection of photographs from 2800 photographs taken by George Legrady in (Fort George, Wemindji, Eastmain and Waskaganish) in the summer of 1973. The collection also features photographs by Mary B Georgekish, Beverly Mayappo, Miklos Legrady, and anonymous photographers. The intent is to provide access to the images to the Cree and academic research communities to advance historical preservation and ethnographic research.

This online cultural atlas is realized in collaboration with McGill University, Department of Anthropology, with funding from the National Science Foundation grant and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. The intent is to enhance the cultural and social research opportunities that placing online such historical photographs of the James Bay Cree Communities may generate. Content and functionality of this site are under a Creative Commons license and may not be copied, downloaded, or distributed, in whole or part without the express written consent of the authors.


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    George Legrady: Fort George

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    George Legrady: Eastmain

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    George Legrady: Wemindji Wedding

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    George Legrady: Rupert's House

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    Miklos Legrady: Fort George

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    Mary B Georgekish: Wemindji

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    Beverly Mayappo: Wemindji

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    Wemindji Oblate Mission

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    George Legrady: Color Photos

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James Bay Ethnographic Resource

Digital Collections of James Bay Photographic Archives

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1241427). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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