19th century drawing of Labrador Innu

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.

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