Arctic and Inuit Notes. The Inuit and the Arctic Notes. T he Arctic. The Arctic Region (Tundra) Very flat (predominantly) Mountains in far north Glaciers Severe climate ( COLD) 10 months winter, cool summer Desert Very little life Lichen, sm. shrubs, mosses
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(cling to ground for warmth and moisture)
What region did the Inuit live in?
What is the Arctic topography?
What is the Arctic Climate?
What Vegetation is in the Arctic?
What did the Inuit Eat/ hunt?
Did they cook their meat?
What did they use for fuel?
What is their clothing? How did they stay warm?
How do they stay warm inside?
How do they travel in the Arctic?
What is an Inukshuk?
Write a paragraph answer with a topic sentence and at least 3 points of evidence (facts)
The physical environment of the Arctic region did affect the culture of the Inuit people. The Inuit lived in igloos made of ice, as that was the building material available. The cold climate and lack of plant life fostered an attitude of wasting nothing. It also forced the Inuit to develop alternative fuel sources such as seal blubber, and to have a diet of only meat, eaten raw. The Inuit also dressed in layered caribou skin parkas to survive in the cold weather. Overall, the severe arctic climate influenced every aspect of Inuit life.