Caribou arrive on the homeland

Caribou Arrival

Caribou arrive on the homeland by the thousands in the 1800’s. Instead of migrating to the caribou, the animals came to the area as part of their migratory pattern over the homeland of Deer Lake hunter/gatherer culture. The Caribou opportunity remained for a brief period of time before they moved on. The caribou would come back in August, this time with calves and move through the homeland. Moose hunting also occurred this time of the year to take advantage of the snow conditions. There was a hard crust on top of the snow. The crust made it possible for a hunter to walk mostly on top of the crust for easier walking. The crust also made a loud echoing sound that confused moose. The crust made it almost impossible for moose to run without injuring their legs on the hard crust.

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