Word of the week - chipewyan


Pįłtín is the chipewyan word for Bow.

Bows and arrows helped Indigenous people catch animals for food and fur, including furs for trade. The appropriate type of bow and arrow would depend on the species of animal being hunted. For example, simple bows were used for smaller animals such as birds, and larger bows were used for hunting caribou and muskox.

Thank you to Lisa Heron (video), and speakers Marlin Miersch-King, Kaysea Fountain, and Jerrica Sanderson

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