Anthropology Dale Mudge and Jim Burke Return Home
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer

Despite the presence of two local grocery stores, the members of the Sanikiluaq community still rely on caribou, seals, whales, walrus, and fish for food and clothing. Wild-caught game sustains native Inuit of all ages in a culture where meat is still eaten raw and the hides of animals are still used to make boots and parkas for entire families::

spacer
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
spacer

"They really depend on the wild food everyday, and, depending on weather, hunt or fish. It is not only for special times but a necessity and it is not just for elders.

"They catch about 5,000 seals for consumption per year and as you walk around town you notice sealskins stretched on frames in the yards . . ."

Photo: Sealskins being prepared in 2004.

spacer Back  
spacer spacer
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Logo