Didee & Didoo: Nomadic Life
They followed the caribou herds
an’ they hunted migratory birds.
Gwichins moved all over the place
or hunger they would face.
Everyone followed the caribou tracks
but they stayed away from wolf packs.
Hunters made tools from bone
an’ they made axe from stone.
Clothes were made from caribou leather
so they can survive in cold weather.
Gwichins built a caribou fence
an’ they lived in caribou skin tents.
They paddled birch bark canoes
an’ they ran on birch snowshoes.
Gwichins hunted with bow an’ arrow
even for one small sparrow.
Men fished with bone spears
and ladies set rabbit snares.
Gwichins knew where there was moose
an’ they knew how to hunt goose.
Ladies dried lots of meat an’ salmon
so that they won’t face famine.