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The Inuit Culture

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Transcript of The Inuit Culture

Inuit Culture
One of the beginnings to our culture today
* Always cold
* Blizzards
* Sunny
* Tons of snow
* Mostly ice
Daily Life
Technology of the Inuit
Tools and Weapons
* Harpoons
* Spears
* Bows
* Snow goggles
* Snow knife
Fire Products
* Fire bow
* Whale and Seal fat
Clothing Tools
* Circular knife
* Structure
* Their teeth
* Needles and Thread
Economics
Clothing
The Inuit wore mostly parkas and hats made from animal skins such as...
Caribou hides
Seal hides
Muskrat hides
Fox hides
Arctic Hare hides
The clothing was sewn together by women using sinew or animal tissue.
Economics
Belief Systems: Social Roles
Belief Systems: Government
Belief Systems: Religion
everything connected
nothing wasted
everything had an inua, or spirit
skills passed down
simple, open, welcoming
spoken in Native tongue
referred to as animism
everything happened to them first
animals behave like humans
acknowledged several gods
This is a picture of Imap Ukua or the Mother of the Sea. She is believed to live in the ocean bed and give life to all animals. The Inuit believe that she gathers all evil deeds of mankind in her hair like dirt and punishes them by taking all the seals into her hair where they live like lice. So, the Inuit must travel to comb her hair of all evil deeds so they can have their prey back.
Belief Systems: Ceremonies
Hours long dances
Bladder Dance-releasing spirits
Drum dances to give thanks
This video shows how skills are passed down and an Inuit dance.
Stop at 1:15
Bibliography
Conclusion
Food
The Inuit ate mostly meat,
but they also ate some plants. This is what they typically ate.
caribou
whales
walruses
seals
polar bears
narwhal
beluga
goose
seabird
duck eggs
blueberries
Elders
Little girls and young women--collect puppies for dog sleds
Hunters--hunt for whales, seals, polar bears, caribou, and fish
Men--hunted, fished
Women--refilled oil igloo oil lamps, sewed, raised children, cooked
Shamen/medicine men
*No official laws
*Groups--about 50 people
*No large organized government
*Elders make desicions and are very important
Taboos-things never to be said or done.
Inuit Artistic Expression
Art
Masks
Sculptures
Ivory
Wood
Caribou Antler
Told To:
Settle Arguments
For Entertainment
To Remember History
The Inuit got their food by hunting,
fishing, and gathering.
Shelter
The Inuit had multiple types of

shelter, such as...
Summer homes--made from animal skins.
Winter homes--made from blocks of ice.
Year-long homes--with whale bone walls and stone floors.
Recreation
The Inuit did many things in
their leisure hours.
String game
Wrestling
Story telling
Language
Most Inuit people spoke the traditional

Inuit language
, Inuktitot.
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Music
Throat Singing is a game
or contest
Fun Fact
Did you know that
knives were used for
telling stories?
Transportation can depend on where you go. The Inuit used the following to get to places...
- Umiak
- Kayak
- Dog sleds
- By foot
Trading can be a big part of life for an Inuit, here are some of the common things they would trade.
- Meat
- Tools
- Metal
- Furs
- Clothes
Inuit people must depend on each other in order to survive.
This is an Inuit hunter hunting for seal or fish.
The Inuit were a group of people who lived in the Arctic. They lived off the land as hunters and gatherers. They used tools for hunting, creating food, and working to adapt to the land. They believed in a group helping each other with no specific government. The Inuit believed in several gods, animals like humans, and spirits and acknowledged them with dances. They created carvings and masks and performed throat singing to express their culture. The Inuit influenced some our culture today.
Technology
of
The Inuit
Climate
Stories
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