The Canadian Inuit were a domestic, tribal, egalitarian society in the 19th century. And some cultural changes occurred; making the Inuit adapt and become more aware of other resources they could get hold of, for gathering and hunting for food. In the 19th Century, the Europeans discovered the Inuit culture and this provided new resources for the Inuit to gain an easier way to gather and hunt for food. But because of the European influence, the Inuit’s culture changed to adapt with European Individuals living in their land, and European resources that had been made access to them. By this cultural change in the 19th century there was “an increased diversity in the social structure and material culture of the Labrador Inuit society” (Auger, 1993:27). The Labrador Inuit was a significant Inuit Society to have an ethnographical research made to understand a little bit more to; how the Inuit was affected and how the food process was changed. It will also be discussed the significant ideas and techniques that the Inuit used to gather and hunt for resources.
Inuits have a strong bond because they have a community bond and relationship.The inuit have a strong boned have because they have to live together, and they have the same culture. In the video, their homes are next to each other. If they catch something, they share it with everyone, and everyone gets a portion depending on the size of their family. The inuit have a strong bond because they have to do pretty much everything with one another. They live next to each other, eat the same food, and hunt together, and have fun together. The inuit have a strong bond because they are like one huge family.
The Inuit people, with their diets mostly consisting of protein and fat, suffered little from major dietary health problems that we are so used to seeing today. This might come as a bit of a shock to most of us growing up constantly seeing the food pyramid and being taught that that the only way to stay healthy is to consume a balanced diet of grains, vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy.
In these 5 paragraphs I will talk about the Inuit and Haida tribes.The second paragraph will talk about challenges they both face.The third will talk about resources they both have.The fourth will talk about the Universals of Culture such as shelter,tools,and clothing.
Many people, when they think of Native Americans, will think of dancing and strange rituals, which is not the case with the Inuit Tribe. The Inuit Tribe are located in the far Arctic North. Also known as the Eskimo, the Inuit people have adapted to live in the freezing temperatures. They live by some of the most common ways Native Americans do. They practice not to waste anything they kill and also practice making arts. The Inuit Tribe have many ways to survive in the wild even with the hardships and scarce resources around them (Sontella 5).
The Inuit people had high metabolism rates. This is also related to body heat and how they adapted to their cold environment. By having a high metabolic rate they were able to produce body heat as well, thus keeping them warm. The last way in which the Inuit people adapted biologically to their environment is via adaptation to foods. The Inuit people’s diet consists of high protein and fat. They ate foods such as seal, whales, and freshwater fish.
The people of Inuit, Yup’ik, Unangan, and other Native Americans Indians have lived in the harshest environment on Earth from Siberia, across Alaska and Canada, and to the East of Greenland along the coast of the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. From Labrador to the interior of Alaska the Athapaskan, Cree, Innu, and other Native’s people lived in the subarctic region of the land. These people had the ability to depend on their years of knowledge of the sky, ice, ocean, land, and animal behaviors in order to survive. Living in the area that was vast and dealing with seasonal dynamic extremes these Native people of the Artic and Subarctic had a honorable endurance for an millennia of exchanged goods, ceremonies, and shared feasts with neighboring goods that has help them throughout the years.
In the film “Eskimo Fight for Life” the Inuit winter camp has a defined social structure. From generation to generation the roles of men and women remain the same. The most important role for men is to hunt to feed the camp. They hunt seal which is a symbol within the camp because it conveys the meaning of survival. The women are responsible for supplying the camp with the necessary clothing such as fur coats and boots. The women also teach their daughters these skills so that they can make their own clothes and boots. The Inuit camp also has their own language which enables them to communicate with one another. With the use of language, the elders, especially the grandmothers, can tell the children stories. These stories are one way they pass
Firstly, here is a little taste of the Inuit’s history. The people of the arctic are known to be called, “The Eskimo’s” back in the old times, The Inuit people speak and write their traditional Inuktitut language, and they are a group of First Nations people who live throughout the Arctic region in Canada. The Inuk culture seems to be well adapted to their homes in the Arctic. They know how to survive on their traditional land and rely their resources very well. The Inuk women typically spend their days looking after their children, making clothing, working on animal skins, and cooking. The Inuk women have a specific way to do things in their culture, for instance, they make their clothing in a unique way by making each outfit thick enough to survival the cold days, or they would make layers of each clothing so they can keep warm. All pieces of their clothing are essential based on seasons. The Anoraks and pants were likely knee
To begin, some challenges faced by the Haida and the Inuit could be the same or they could be diverse. For instance, because of the temperature where the Inuit are located, hypothermia and frostbite could occur, whereas this is not a problem for the Haida. Moreover, the Inuit do not have trees to make wood houses. However, the Haida does not have this same problem. Alike, both tribes have to adapt to cold winter weather, which, as you can imagine, can be very challenging. As you can see, both the Haida and the Inuit
The artwork is different and unique. They made artwork of arctic animals, people, spirits. Like, polar bears, the chief, and the gods they believe in. The housing is also different. They live in igloos, tents, and Inuvialuit houses. Igloos are made of ice. Tents are made of wood and animal hide. Also, Inuvialuit houses are made of wood, dirt, and hides. They also ate different foods. The Inuit ate Hooded Seal, Beluga Whale, Walrus, Narwhal, Caribou, Polar Bear, Musk Oxen, Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, and the Arctic Bird. The Inuit are different.
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The Inuit are very spiritual people and they do not believe in a lot of the same things we do. They believe in something called Animism, all living and nonliving things have a spirit. When someone or something dies they believe that things spirit goes to the spiritual world. They only people powerful enough to talk or communicate with these spirits are religious leaders, Shamans or “Angakoks”. The way these religious leader speak with them is through dances or charms. They wear masks and clothes of an animal because they believe it helps them to communicate with them better. Not all spirits are good ones, when the weather was bad or there was an illness going around they believed it to be a displeased spirit, but the Inuit used guidelines to try to make the spirit happy. There was five rules that need to be followed in order to please the spirits, 1) women are not allowed to sew caribou skins on the inside of there igloo on sea ice in the winter. 2) Inuit can not eat sea mammal and land mammal at the same meal. 3) A knife used to kill whales had to wrapped in sealskin, not caribou skin. 4) After killing a seal melted snow had to dripped into its mouth to quench the spirit's thirst. 5) The Inuit saved the bladder of the hunted because they believed that’s where the spirit was found inside. One of the most important spirits was Sedna, The Goddess of the Sea. She provided them with food from the sea, which made the Inuit most happy.
One of the reasons is because their language is the Inuit-Aluet. The Inuit lived in mostly tipis because they were waterproof and weather-hardy. The Inuit’s art is much different than all of the others because it is made from different materials. This shows just how many ways the Inuit are different.
Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty, 1922) is a silent docudrama that was released to demonstrate the way that the Inuit people live in day to day life. To a person in the western world in the 1920’s they would believe that this is how they live, dress and how they survive in day to day situations. In fact, what Flaherty filmed, was scripted and the Inuit family we follow were not actually family. Flaherty also decided to have the Inuit people dressed as they would previously in history, where as they were dressing like western world civilisation in the 1920’s. This could have been due to wanting to make the Inuit’s come across as a new and exotic civilisation, compared to the “ordinary” people.