in the Wilderness: Snowshoes
and Dog Sleds
important were snowshoes. Made from wood and animal skin, they
kept people from sinking into deep snow. They were made in two styles:
- Pointed for
- Rounded for
The dog sled
was another type of Aboriginal transportation to be used by Europeans.
Dogs were perfect for pulling loads because they sweat through
their mouths so would not get ice in their fur. Also, they could
be eaten if the driver were starving. Sleds were made with wood
and were usually about 3 metres long and 30 centimetres wide. It
took around 6 to 12 dogs to pull an Inuit sled. The strongest dogs
were put in the front.
three types of transportation did Aboriginal peoples show to
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