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Drilled Prehistoric Teeth

Eskimo Culture

Pre 1850 - Alaska 


** Eskimos **

Eskimo or Eskimos are the indigenous circumpolar peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia to Alaska, Northern Canada, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and Greenland.


* What was Eskimo culture like?

In summer many Eskimo lived in animal-skin tents. Their basic social and economic unit was the nuclear family, and their religion was animistic. Young Alaskan Eskimo (Inuit) wearing a caribou skin parka. Caroline Penn—Impact Photos/Imagestate Eskimo family Eskimo (Inuit) family from Alaska wearing fur parkas, early 19th century.


Culturally, traditional Eskimo life was totally adapted to an extremely cold, snow- and icebound environment in which vegetable foods were almost nonexistent, trees were scarce, and caribou, seal, walrus, and whale meat, whale blubber, and fish were the major food sources.

Drilled Prehistoric Teeth - Eskimo Culture - Pre 1850

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