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   Mistissini

The village in 1966. The headland in the background held the church and the HBC post. The rise where the photographer stood contained long rows of homes consisting of a mix of small cabins and tent platforms (below right).

 

Photo: Mistissini village in 1966
Photo: Cree boy

Photos: 

Heb Evans

Photo: Spaghnum moss drying at Mistissini village

Sphagnum moss drying in the foreground. It was used as a natural diaper for infants.  "The people at Mistassini always seemed to be drying tons of moss," said Dan Carpenter Jr., who traveled extensively in the area in the late 1960s and 1970s, commenting on his late June visits to Mistissini.

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