Tshishennish Pasteen


I've seen the spearing of the caribou, when the caribou was being chased in the water. There were two canoes, one at each side of the caribou. The caribou was in the middle of these canoes. You could not paddle too close to the caribou because it would strike at your canoe with its hind legs. You had to learn to read its body language, because the caribou would turn its head to look at you. It measured the distance between your canoe and it so it would know the right time to give you a kick. So you had to be careful when it looked back at you like that.