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The Inuit…. (also called Eskimos). …people who. live near the Arctic sleep in igloos hunt fish, whale, seal... eat raw meat drive dog sleds with Huskies. the name. “Eskimos”: “eater of raw meat” Inuit: “the people” or “the real people” Inuktitut: their language

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the inuit

The Inuit…

(also called Eskimos)

people who
…people who
  • live near the Arctic
  • sleep in igloos
  • hunt fish, whale, seal...
  • eat raw meat
  • drive dog sleds with Huskies
the name
the name
  • “Eskimos”: “eater of raw meat”
  • Inuit: “the people” or “the real people”
  • Inuktitut: their language
  • Since 1970, they call themselves “Inuit” in Canada and Greenland
the history
the history
  • first time mentioned 35.000 years ago
  • about 5.000 years ago, people from Asia emigrated by passing the Bering Sea to Greenland and Sibiria
  • the exact time of arrival in Canada and Alaska is historically unknown
their life
their life

in former times

nowadays

their life8
their life

in former times

nowadays

culture and art
culture and art
  • famous Inuit artist: Pitseolak Ashoona
  • popular Canadian singer: Susan Aglukark
  • film from Isuma Production: “the Fast Runner” (dialogs in the Inuktitut language)
  • carved seabirds and seals (made of soft stone)
politics and religion
politics and religion
  • the Inuit are loosing their traditions, because of the politics of each country
  • Shamanism changed to Catholicism
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The end

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