Sunday, August 5, 2012

Home Sweet Home



Today's picture shows an Eskimo Family building an igloo. The picture was taken in 1924. I wonder if there are any Eskimo families who still live in igloos today, or if they have all moved to town? I can remember watching a documentary in the 1960's were there were still some groups maintaining their traditional lifestyles.

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  1. Now days the igloo is manly used for hunting parties.
    When they go out of town on a hunt they build them so that they can be close to their hunting area without a lot of travel.
    It doesn't take them long to build them, kind of like us putting up a tent.

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  2. I am tired of the heat in Maryland, but I am glad it is not that cold here.

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  3. When they hunt seals, they find pockets of air under the ice where a seal might pop up for some air. They poke a hole in the ice in that spot and hang a bit of feather or tuft of fur. When it starts to move up and down, they know a seal is breathing there and they jab through the hole with a spear. It takes a lot of patience to hunt like that.

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