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Saskatoon 25

Saskatoon 25

Description : The earliest residents of southern Saskatchewan were members of the Plains Ojibwa, Assiniboine and Plains Cree tribes. They shared cultural similarities with semi-nomadic bison hunters inhabiting Montana and South Dakota in the U.S. To the north, in the western subarctic region, dwelt the Slave and Chipewan peoples. Although caribou was the chief source of food for these nomads living on the edge of the tundra, musk ox, moose, arctic hare and fish also provided sustenance. Small communities, usually kin groups, lived in semi-permanent settlements of skin or bark houses mounted with poles (not unlike the teepee, but rounder). In the winter, they insulated their caribou-hide shelters with snow, or slept outside in sleeping bags made of animal skins and fur.
By 1908 three railway bridges and a traffic bridge crossed the South Saskatchewan and Saskatoon was the hub of a considerable transportation network. Today five of the citys seven bridges are motor vehicle bridges and only two carry rail traffic. But Saskatoon remains the place where many trails cross.

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