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1 North American Tribal Cultures Ca CE – 1500 CE

2 Arctic, Subarctic Focus Group: The Inuit Source: Windows to the Universe, lar/inuit_image_gallery.html lar/inuit_image_gallery.html Photos Courtesy of U.S. Library of Congress

3 This portrait of an Inuit man wearing a fur jacket with hood was most likely taken at the beginning of the 20th century. Traditional Inuit clothing is made from animal skins. Large thick warm coats with big hoods called parkas are worn as an outer layer. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Photograph by Cann Studio, Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska

4 This Inuit woman is carrying her baby on her back, the traditional Inuit way to carry a baby. The hoods of women's parkas were made extra large to fit an infant if needed. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, Photograph by Lomen Bros., 1906

5 These three little Inuit girls are each carrying a puppy. Dogs were, and continue to be an important part of Inuit life. For example, dogs provided the energy and strength to move sleds across the snow and ice. These little puppies may have grown up to pull a sled! Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Photograph by Frank H. Nowell, Nome, 1904snowice

6 This picture shows several Inuit constructing an igloo with blocks of snow. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, Photograph by Frank E. Kleinschmidt.

7 This photograph, from around 1899, shows an Inuit summer hut. It is made of animal skins stretched over a frame. Traditionally, Inuit lived in huts like these during the warmer summer months.

8 Here are homes of Inuit living in Indian Point, Siberia in Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, Photograph by F.D. Fujiwara

9 Two Inuit women are taking Mrs. Kleinschmidt, the photographer's wife, on a hunting expedition. All three women are wearing traditional dress. The women on the left is in a kayak. The Inuit invented kayaks and used them to hunt for marine life like seals. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, Photograph by Frank E. Kleinschmidtmarine lifeseals

10 This man in Alaska is carving ivory, an Inuit tradition. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, H.G. Kaiser, Nome, Alaska, 1912

11 These Alaskan Inuit men are dancers called Kaviagamute. They are performing the Wolf Dance. Today, many Inuit communities continue the tradition of Inuit dancing. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, Lomen Bros., photographer, 1914


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