ven with the
introduction of trade items such as copper pots and iron tools,
traditional fishing methods changed little until the twentieth
century. Restricted access, or even complete lack
of access, to traditional fishing places, and restricted mobility
due to the creation of the Indian reserve system, resulted in the
loss of fishing resources for many First Peoples communities.
Along some rivers, many Native men became guides for sportsmen,
using their fishing and hunting skills, and knowledge of the natural
environment, to create a new means of employment for themselves.