fur trade

Lucy Beaver, Skinsewer

Establishing shot: Main street of Bethel, Alaska, with Lucy Beaver walking in sealskin garments.
Named locations: Nunapitchuk, Bethel, Kuskokwim Community College
Major themes covered:  The KYUK TV Productions Collection: Lucy Beaver explains and demonstrates the native craft of sewing animal skins into useful product from her home in Bethel, Alaska
Native activities shown:  Skin preparation and sewing; storytelling.

A Dog’s Life in the North Woods

Establishing shot:
Named locations:
Jennings, close to Teslin Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Major themes covered: reliance of Cree trapper on his dogs for hunting success and for survival. The dogs are important to the Cree Indians because they are perfect for traveling in the deep forests and carrying necessities and furs. They can also help hunting and gaming. The furs and skins snared from the trap lines are important for economic goods and family use.
Native activities shown:

The Caribou Hunters

Establishing shot: Map of Canada, "Brochet"
Named locations: Manitoba, Northern Canada, Brochet Post (Hudson's Bay Company)
Major themes covered: Canadian Indians survive by hunting caribou in Northern Manitoba
Native activities shown:  Church-going, dogsledding, trapping, hunting, daily life.