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Bella Jolly

“In the fall people devoted themselves to catching fish. We caught as many as we could. We smoked and dried them. They were saved for colder times when we couldn’t kill other game, like when we were building our winter lodge and when the river was beginning to freeze.”


- Noah Wapachee


Fishing

“The most important thing was the fishnet. Once you’ve set the net, you can go hunting. While you’re gone, the net is catching fish. It catches fish while you sleep! It was so reassuring. That’s why it was so important.”

Heather Jolly watching Bella Jolly cleaning a pike.

Porcupine. “The best time to hunt porcupine was in the fall. They were quite a delicacy in the old days.”

Wooden rack for smoking and drying fish and meat.

Porcupine. “The best time to hunt porcupine was in the fall. They were quite a delicacy in the old days.”

Porcupine. “The best time to hunt porcupine was in the fall. They were quite a delicacy in the old days.”

Nets were set here in the fall for whitefish.