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