Adele was born in Nelson House in December, 1918. She had a reputation as an outspoken woman with a good sense of humor.

Young Adele Spence married Tommy Thomas from Cross Lake and afterward the married couple moved to South Indian Lake.

I met Adele in the fall of 2001. On a sunny day I enjoyed a brief time with Adele in her backyard where she entertained her daughter, grand daughter and me with her wit and humor. I was thrilled her spirit came through in her photographs.

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Adele Thomas
Cree, South Indian Lake
Image size: 11 x 13 inches
Edition size: 375 Lithographs