Canada at War: ONTARIO: Beaver Hunt

In the quiet waters of Ontario's Algonquin Park, where the beavers live protected lives, four Cree Indians, Dominion Fur Supervisor Hugh Conn and his wife were busily trapping beavers. They would send the live animals north to the even quieter waters of the Kesagami Beaver and Fur Preserve. There only the red man may trap. Explained Supervisor Conn: "Doles [do not] solve the [Indian] economic problem. . . . They have lived by the hunt for centuries. The obvious answer ... is to restore fur bearers."


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