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An Arctic Community -- The Inuit

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FC: An Arctic Community The Inuit | by Mrs. Ashton's Class

1: Table of Contents | Geography History Shelter Transportation Clothing Food Hunting Language Job Roles Tools & Toys Ceremonies Games | 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

2: Geography | The Inuit live in the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere. Many Inuit live in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. The climate is cold, cold, cold! The land is tundra where there is permafrost. | Dennis

3: History | The first Inuit people came from Asia. These people crossed the Bering Strait when it was a frozen land bridge chasing the woolly mammoth. These first people went south and ended up in North America. Others settled in the Arctic circle in places like Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. The people who stayed in the North became known as the Inuit. | Jaelyn

4: Shelter | The Inuit live in many different types of homes. The Inuit would pick up and move their homes to follow the animals that they hunted. In the winter, the Inuit would build igloos from ice blocks and snow. In the spring, the Inuit would live in different homes, the tupik or the sod house. These would be made from sticks, sod, and animal skins. | Nicholas

5: Transportation | Inuit people used many different forms of transportation. In the winter, the Inuit relied on dog sleds pulled by huskies. The men who pulled the sleds were called mushers and would "MUSH" to have the huskies go. When hunting for whales or seals, the Inuit men would use boats call kayaks and umiaks. Kayaks were for one man and umiaks were for many. | Arianna

6: Clothing | People in the Artic had to dress warm to survive. The Inuit would make most of their clothing from animal skins. The animals that the Inuit hunted for food, such as the caribou, seal, and walrus would also be used for their skins by women to make clothing. The skins would be warm and waterproof. The Inuit wore parkas, mittens, hats, and boots. They had inner and outer boots. | Chloe | Photo by: Ansgar Walk

7: Food | The Inuit hunt and fish for all of their food. Whatever the Inuit hunt for, they use all of it and no part of the animal goes to waste. Inuit hunt seals and whales and use all parts of them. Besides for food, the blubber would be used for oil lamps and heat. Walrus would be hunted for their meat and for their tusks to makes tools and toys. Caribou would be hunted for their meat and skins. The Inuit people would have ceremonies and wear masks to honor the spirits of the animals that they had killed. The Inuit believed that if they did not pay respects, the spirits would be mad | Sean

8: Hunting | The Inuit men would use many tools to help them hunt. They would use bow and arrows, spears and harpoons to help them get the animals. When the Inuit threw harpoons at whales, they would have to wish that the whale body would wash back up on shore or all their work would be for nothing. | Cory

9: Language | The Inuit spoke a language call Inuktitut. This language used symbols. Some of the symbols had similar sounds as the English language, but many did not. The Inuit people still learn their native language but also learn English | Emmaline & Elizabeth

10: Job Roles | The Inuit people had different job roles in the Inuit community. Inuit women would sew clothing and prepare the skins to make into clothing. Inuit women would also prepare and cook food, and care for the children. Inuit men would hunt and fish for food. They would travel in groups to provide for their community. Inuit children did not go to school. Instead, they helped and learned from the adults to do their jobs. | Giovan

11: Tools and Toys | The Inuit would use bones to make many tools and toys. Tools might be made from whale bone, seal bone, or caribou materials. Tools would be made to make life easier and to help with the hunt. Dolls and boat sculptures would be made for the children. | Wasif & Sam | harpoon

12: Ceremonies | The Inuit would have many ceremonies. One way they would celebrate is to honor the animals that they had killed. They believed that if they did not honor the spirit of the dead animal that an evil spirit would haunt them. They would wear masks for these ceremonies. | Brooke | Photo by: Fanny Schertzer

13: Games | The Inuit play a lot of games. In finger pull, people lock fingers and pull. In skin toss, the Inuit would throw a person up on a skin! The Inuit also played cat's cradle and jump rope. | Taylor & Morgan

14: Glossary | Bering Strait- Small channel of water between Asia and Alaska. Honor- to be respectful. Igloo- House made of ice blocks and snow. Inuktitut- Inuit native language. Material- What something is made of or used for. Permafrost: Frozen ground. Umiak- One man Inuit kayak.

15: Index | Artic Circle, 2 Caribou, 6,7 Harpoons, 8 Huskies, 5 masks, 12 Mushers, 5 Seal, 6 Sod house, 4 Symbols, 9 Tundra, 2 Tupik, 4 Walrus, 6 Whales, 7 Wooly mammoth, 3

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