spear - shimakan
Tshiniuatipish, located on Mushuau-nipi, was one of the most important places where the Innu lived in the old days before settlement in government-built villages. This lake is a widening of Mushuau-shipu (George River). Here, the Innu would wait for the caribou herds to cross the lake. Men and women would paddle out in their canoes to intercept the swimming caribou. A quick thrust with a sharp spear would wound an animal enough so that it died near the shore, where it would be butchered for food, clothing, babiche, and tepee coverings.