Fine-Day

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Kamiokisihkwew in 1896

Fine Day or Kamiokisihkwew (born ca. 1852 – unknown; but after 1935) was a Cree war chief of the River People band of Plains Cree. He participated in the North-West Rebellion of 1885 (notably the battle of Cut Knife).

Described by a contemporary as "brave in all things," he was a skilled warrior, hunter, trapper and (in later life) a powerful shaman.[1]

Fine Day's memories of the North-West Rebellion were published by the Canadian North-West Historical Society in 1926.[2]

David G. Mandelbaum, in the introduction to his extensive study of the Plains Cree cites Fineday as his principal informant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandelbaum, David G. (1940). The Plains Cree: An Ethnographic, Historical, and Comparative Study. New York: Aims Pr Inc. ISBN 978-0-404-15626-8. 
  2. ^ FINEDAY. Incidents of the Rebellion, as Related by Fine Day (Canadian North-West Historical Society, Publications, vol. 1, number 1, Battleford, Saskatchewan, 1926)