Blue Quill

Place Name: Blue Quill Crescent, Neighbourhood, Subdivision, Estates, Park, Point

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1978), Neighbourhood (1974), Subdivision (1974), Neighbourhood (1987), Park (1984)

Name Origins: Commemorative


“Chief Blue Quill, Sîpihtakanep, was among the original four chiefs that banded together to form Saddle Lake as a result of signing Treaty Six.”

From University Blue Quills

Cultural Affiliation: Cree

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie


In the 1910s, the northeast portion of the Blue Quill neighbourhood was known as Edmonton Place. See Blue Quill subdivision.


This subdivision was named in honour of Cree Chief Blue Quill of Saddle Lake Indian Reserve, which was established in 1889. Chief Blue Quill traded in Edmonton in the late 1890s. Blue Quill subdivision was named first, followed by the neighbourhood later in 1974.

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