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then went to see the new addi tions that were being made to the local hospital. Where did the obviously skilled Indian electricians, carpenters, and plasterers get their training? "We taught them ourselves," said the brother in charge of construction. In the autumn some of Al bany's Indians work for Bill Anderson, who runs a camp fa mous among men from "out side" who can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a goose hunt. "The hunters come from all over the continent," said Mr. Anderson. "Doctors, lawyers, businessmen. This is the main Hudson Bay flyway, and it has always been noted for its abun dance of fowl. The Indians used to stock up for the winter on the mud flats, freezing the game. Now conservation laws limit them to the normal quota, except for those who live off the land." Houses Bought With Pelts Bishop Belleau told me about Winisk, far-north settle ment on Hudson Bay, site of a vital new radar station and home to part of his Indian flock. He was proud of the fact that many members owned their own homes-real houses, lined up along streets. "When the construction workers finished the station," he said, "we bought several of their bunkhouses and moved them to a suitable site. We cut each of them into three sep arate dwellings. And, do you know, those Winisk Indians paid for their houses, too-up to a hundred dollars a house." The Indians paid for them by working on the RCAF base or, like their ancestors, by fol lowing lonely miles of trap lines, skinning and dressing beaver and other pelts that would go south to fur auctions. Returning again to Mooso- "Under the shade of melancholy boughs...." Actress Martha Henry studies a Shakespearean script in Stratford, whose Shake spearean Festival is now in its 11th season.