Musée de la mémoire vivante (Museum of Living Memory)
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The Last Beluga Fisherman
Images: Landscape

 
Inuit fishing belugas
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Pod of belugas
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Snowshoe tracks left in rock by la Jongleuse, and the protective cross
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Snowshoe tracks in rock, left by la Jongleuse
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Cross near the rocks where the legendary snowshoe tracks can be seen
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Beluga captured at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière fishery
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Poles for weir fishing, like those used by Émile Lizotte
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Poles making up the beluga fishing "rond" or "raccroc" (curved line)
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Men with beluga catch
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Fishermen with their horses in the river's icy waters
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Men at high tide hauling in the belugas caught in the poles
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Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
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Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
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House on the point, where the employees lived
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Postcard of a successful beluga catch
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Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
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Horse hauling beluga carcass ashore
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Boy hauling a recently captured beluga ashore
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