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In the days before guns, many First Nations across North America devised ingenious ways to capture animals for food. The Blackfeet Indians of Alberta and Montana, for example, drove buffalo over cliffs – “buffalo jumps” - and killed them with spears. In northern Quebec and Labrador, the Innu herded caribou into corrals where they could kill them with spears and bow and arrows. Archaeologists have yet to find traces of these structures, so for the moment, the only evidence for them comes from the stories of Innu Elders such as Tshishennish Pasteen.

Audio  Listen to Tshishennish Pasteen talk about how corrals were used in caribou hunting

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