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The Arctic Region (Netsilik region insert). Inuit Fur Clothing The Chimney Effect.

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1 The Arctic Region (Netsilik region insert)

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3 Inuit Fur Clothing The Chimney Effect

4 Inuit Housing

5 The Seasonal Cycle

6 The Seasonal Cycle

7 Winter Seal Hunting

8 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

9 Food Consumption 1.Men expend about 2,700 calories per day 2.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.

10 Inuit Diet Primary Foods:Seal Caribou Whale Walrus Fish Birds All are high in protein and fat

11 Nutritional Breakdown (Percent of Daily Consumption) ProteinFat Carbohydrates Inuit * 2 (200 grams) (185 grams) (10 grams) U.S * (77 grams) (174 grams) (256 grams) _____________________________________________ *Polyunsaturated fat: Caribou = 21% / Beef = 3% * % in Developing Countries

12 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

13 Inuit Energy Flow


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