Beavertail Snowshoes

 The art of making the most refined and highly esteemed snowshoes of the Mistassini Cree
VHS, PAL format, DVD: 40 minutes

Henri Vaillancourt 

Lacing the midsection of a beavertail snowshoe with fancy woven designs , Lac Capichigamau , Quebec, 1985 ; photo Henri Vaillancourt

Sarah Bosum of Mistassini lacing the midsection of a man's beavertail snowshoe with caribou skin. The loose end of the string is held in the mouth to maintain tension on the weave , Lac Capichigamau , Quebec 1985; photo Henri Vaillancourt