By, Chelsea Henderson
The Inuit's location was always around the sea, they spent thousands of years in Russia, Alaska, and recently Nunavut. The land was flat and frozen, only the top few inches of earth thaw out during the Summer. Their location was also based on the migration of caribou.
Food and Economy
The Inuit were mostly hunters, and they relied heavily on animals in the Arctic for food. Their main food choices was caribou, seal, whale, bison, and walrus. The majority of food came from the ocean and was eaten raw. The Inuit's economy revolved around their food also featuring blubber as their top trade. Economy also revolved around changing seasons and animal hunting periods.
4 Vocab Words :)
Potlach- gift-giving festival and primary economic system practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and US
Folk Tale- consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales and customs that are traditions of culture, subculture, or group.
Tundra- biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temps and short growing seasons. There are 3 types: Arctic, Alpine, and Antarctic
What was your aboriginal group's relationship with the environment they lived in?
Masks- most masks were made out of wood or whalebone. They were used in ceremonial dances. Yup'ik masks were used in the spiritual world to show leaders like the Shamans.
Hunting tools- Most hunting tools were made out of stone, or animals parts such as teeth and bones. The Inuit used knives for cutting meat, spears and bow and arrows for hunting, and Ivory harpoon heads for fishing.
Art- Inuit art was also a major part of their society they would make carvings out of stone, bone, and ivory.