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By. Lauren S. and Catherine K. Inuit Culture
Location • Location is the Arctic region In North America. • Stretches 5000 miles Bering Strait to Greenland
Shelters • Permanent homes were made out of stone and earth. • Temporary homes were made out of igloos made of snow and ice.
Clothing • Clothing was made out of seal skin, caribou, musk, oxen, polar bears and birds. • Women skinned animals and used bones for needles and gut for thread.
Food • Walrus, seal, and other fur bearing sea animals. • In late summer they ambushed slow moving herds of caribou.
Customs and Religion • Connected to nature tradition and believe that every being has a spirit and must be respected. • Believed in magical beings
Arts • Artists created simple things such as animals and scenes of daily life. • They created stone sculptural of animals such as polar bear, reindeers, and walruses. • Scrimshaw-very famous technique, engraved carvings that told stories in ivory then rubbed carving with lampblack
Tools/Weapons • Umiaks- large open boats • Kayaks-light canoes • Harpoons- small and large spears
Fun Facts • Men and Women wore hooded tunics and trousers with large boots • The women's tunic were big enough to hold their babies inside • Inuksuk's-stacked rocks to make like a human figure • Inuksuk marked land marks when out hunting so they wouldn't get lost • They are also called Eskimos
Language • Language-Inuktitut English Inuktitut frost kaniq person inuk river kuuk outside silima
Citations • http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports3/inuit2.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit