Cree Intellectual Traditions In History Analysis

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Analyzing Wheeler’s “Cree Intellectual Traditions in History” Winona Wheeler’s essay, “Cree Intellectual Traditions in History” analyzes the oral history of First Nations Elders. She specifically questions the identities of the Elders telling their story and how they have attained the stories that they are telling. Wheeler’s thesis is that the Elders are not mere storages of knowledge, they are humans. And as the days go on, few of them remain which makes it even more relevant to take in what they have and pass it on to the newer generations. Her main source of information is Stan Cuthand, one of the first Cree males to attain a high school and university diploma. He has many stories to tell Wheeler, such as how the tales of the Elders

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