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A Journey to a New Land

Caribou Hunt
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Hunting caribou

Spear throwers were used for hunting and fishing by early people in North America. The spear thrower attaches to the end of a spear, artificially extending the thrower’s arm and thus increasing the force of the throw. Usually made of wood or antler, spear throwers varied in size depending on the intended prey and the distance thrown.

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