Little Bear’s life story is a complex narrative full of adventure, adversity and survival. Little Bear was one of the two sons of Cree headman, Big Bear, and consequently he observed in detail the manner in which his father’s resistance to Canadian Indian Policy had been heroic but costly.
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Chief Little Bear (ayimâsis), c. 1924
oil on wood panel
22.9 x 19 cm
Collection of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.
Imasees, Little Bear, Cree., ca. 1885
Courtesy of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.