Innu Nation 2005
bow – atshapi / arrow – akashku
How would you survive on the land today without a gun? If you had a fishing hook or net, you might be able to catch some trout or char. With some wire, you could make a snare to catch partridges or rabbits. In the old days before settlement, the Innu caught fish, partridges and rabbits using these methods. But they also used spears and bow and arrows, even after they acquired guns. Hunting small game with bow and arrows allowed one to save ammunition for larger animals and emergency situations.