PAUL FIRST NATION
Paul First Nation Heritage and Culture
Establishment of Wabamun 133A-B, Chiefs and Councillors Historical Timeline, Historical Reports
Anthropologists believe that the Stoney Indians of the Alexis and Paul Bands in Alberta are descendants of the Assiniboine's in their “... most northwesterly penetration into the foothills of the Canadian Rockies ...”, Probably sometime in the early or mid 1700s. ...
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Wabamun Lake, Parkland County, Alberta, Canada
Wabamun Lake, a traditional fishing and hunting area, had been selected by Headman Ironhead and his followers as a desirable area. Wabamun is a Cree word meaning mirror or looking glass. The lake was once referred to as White Whale Lake however, the Stoney called it Wihnemne (glass looking glass).
Reserve lands Wabamun 133A and 133B, surveyed in November 1891 by John C. Nelson, were established through an Order in Council on June 16, 1892 (ICC 2007a).