National Geographic : 1949 Oct
© National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn In Winter Camp the Naskapi Busied Themselves with Preparationsfor the Trail Here is a scene typical of the Gulf of St. Lawrence district in Quebec in the early days. The woman at the rightissmoke-tanning acaribou hide, while the brave at the left is icing sled runners. In the center, amid the conical tepees, is an oven-shaped lodge constructed in the form of anEskimo igloo. The snowshoes, rather short and nearly round so that they were easily maneuvered in mountain treks, are of a type also used by the Montagnais, aclosely related tribe. Clothing worn bythese Indians in cold weather was made of skins decorated with brightly painted designs.