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The Arctic Region (Netsilik region insert). Inuit Fur Clothing. The Chimney Effect. Inuit Housing. The Seasonal Cycle. The Seasonal Cycle. Winter Seal Hunting. Netsilik Hunting Balance Sheet Amount of Meat Annual Hunting Return 6,226 lbs.

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The Arctic Region

(Netsilik region insert)

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Inuit Fur Clothing

The

Chimney

Effect

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The

Seasonal Cycle

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Netsilik Hunting Balance Sheet

Amount of Meat

Annual Hunting Return 6,226 lbs.

Cost of Feeding 9 Sled Dogs 4,627 lbs.

* * * * *

Food Available for Humans 1,599 lbs.

Daily Meat Availability 4.38 lbs

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Food Consumption

  • Men expend about 2,700 calories per day
  • Adult Men must consume between 2,800 – 3,100 calories in order to maintain body weight (140 lbs.)
  • 3. Adult women consume “somewhat” less calories than men.
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Inuit Diet

Primary Foods:Seal

Caribou

Whale

Walrus

Fish

Birds

All are high in protein and fat

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Nutritional Breakdown

(Percent of Daily Consumption)

ProteinFatCarbohydrates

Inuit 32 66* 2

(200 grams) (185 grams) (10 grams)

U.S. 15 34 50*

(77 grams) (174 grams) (256 grams)

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*Polyunsaturated fat: Caribou = 21% / Beef = 3%

*60 - 75% in Developing Countries

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Inuit Mortality

Principal Causes of Death:

1. Accidents

a. drowning or freezing to death after

capsizing

b. Hunting accidents among men accounted for

15% of all deaths in Baffin Island.

2. Feuds and Murders

3. Suicide - Netsilik: 35 successful suicides

4 attempted suicides

--among 300 people over 50 years

4. Female Infanticide