also known as Ojibwa, live primarily in northern Minnesota and surrounding
states. In the 2000 census, 105,907 people in the U.S. claimed Chippewa
Native American people (200,000) living mostly in Canada, on north and west side of Lake Superior. In the United States the Cree live primarily in Montana on the Rocky Boy Reservation with Ojibwe / Chippewa, constituting the Chippewa Cree tribe. Originally the Cree also lived in the current states of Minnesota and North Dakota.
The Cree language of the Algonquian family is the most widely spoken Indian language in Canada.
location of Cree language groups in Canada & Montana (Great Lakes on lower right)