This image depicts three braves trying to smoke a bear down from a tree. These braves will need a lot of patience for one of nature's most fierce creatures to give up the fight. It will be a battle of wits to see who wins this conflict.
Indians cut trails under the most difficult weather conditions, through wooded rocky mountains, and around rough waters. Supplies not taken were cached in hidden canoes to be used on return trips. More dugouts were made when navigable rivers were discovered. With food scarce, portages took days and sometimes weeks.