Caribou arrive on the homeland

Cultural Activity Picture

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.