19th century drawing of Labrador Innu.
Until the 1800s, the Innu not only depended upon caribou to
provide skin coverings for their tents, but also as a source
of food and clothing. Unfortunately, these herds were greatly
diminished by European hunters who came to the area in the late
19th and early 20th centuries.
"Nasquapees" drawn by W. G. R. Hind, on stone by F. F. L.,
chromolithographed by Hanhard, for Henry Youle Hind's Exploration in the
Interior of the Labrador Peninsula, London, 1863. From Charles de Volpi,
Newfoundland: a Pictorial Record (Sherbrooke, Quebec: Longman Canada
Limited, ©1972) 99.