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Late Fall

Noah Wapachee

Charlie Etapp

“We made our money by hunting and trapping for fur. We journeyed deep inland scouting for beaver. We marked the beaver houses so that when the snow was deep, we could go straight to them. We also looked for bear. And we hunted moose to get moose-hide for moccasins and snowshoes. We were well-prepared for winter.”

- Noah Wapachee


Preparing for Winter

“My father got all he needed from the land to construct a warm winter lodge. He used trees and moss. We moved in once the stoves had been set up. We then prepared beaver meat
for the feast. It was how we showed gratitude to what nature offered us.”

Winter lodge, exterior.

One of many rivers people paddled scouting for beaver.

Sarah Wapachee lacing snowshoes.

Florrie Mark-Stewart making moccasins.

One of many rivers people paddled scouting for beaver.