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Shaputuan Museum

Stop by the Shaputuan Museum, a museum that recounts the millennia-old history of the Innu people and its ancestral land.

Its permanent exhibition, Innu utassi (meaning Innu land), follows the Innu through the seasons and their annual life cycle.

The Innu way of life has always been a seasonal cycle of activities based on the harvesting of resources as they become available: wild berries in the fall, caribou in the winter, salmon and geese in the spring. Caribous were used for many different purposes. Their meat, skin, bones, antlers and teeth were all used for food, clothes, shelter, tools, weapons, ornaments and toys. Summer was a time of gathering with other tribes and trading with the Europeans on the banks of the St. Lawrence.

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