Between December 1927 and February 1928, 18 Hockey-playing members of the Cree and Ojibway First Nations in northeastern Ontario undertook a celebrated barnstorming tour of 22 cities and towns in Canada and the United States.
Traveling by charter bus, the “Cree & Ojibway Indian Hockey Tour” was bannered on the side of the bus.
The tour began in Timmins, Ontario, and made it's way through southern Ontario before it crossed the U.S. border and played in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
The Native/Indigenous teams wore buckskin jerseys with fringe and in pregame warm-ups, wore ceremonial headdresses made of feathers. Invariably, the pregame hype oversold the real product that the Natives put on the ice, but the spectacle was more important than the quality of the Hockey played, for this tour was unique.