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Ainu chief preparing boat for fishing. His fish spear is bone tipped, Shiraoi, 1946 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Ainu chief preparing boat for fishing. His fish spear is bone tipped, Shiraoi, 1946 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Polar Inuit Men Hunting from Kayaks. Summer hunting in open water requires boats. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Polar Inuit have used fast and quiet kayaks to hunt seal, walrus, and narwhal from the water. Donald MacMillan ca. 1923-1924, Northwest Greenland

Polar Inuit Men Hunting from Kayaks. Summer hunting in open water requires boats. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Polar Inuit have used fast and quiet kayaks to hunt seal, walrus, and narwhal from the water. Donald MacMillan ca. 1923-1924, Northwest Greenland

[Eskimo men laying skins over umiak frame.] :: Alaska State Library-Historical Collections,  	Kenneth Chisholm Photograph Collection, 1930-1938

[Eskimo men laying skins over umiak frame.] :: Alaska State Library-Historical Collections, Kenneth Chisholm Photograph Collection, 1930-1938

Ak-pood-ah-shaho. Waterproof clothing is important during northern summers to keep people warm and dry. Women sew sealskin parkas and boots (kamiks) using special waterproof stitches. Donald MacMillan 1913-1917, Etah, Northwest Greenland,

Ak-pood-ah-shaho. Waterproof clothing is important during northern summers to keep people warm and dry. Women sew sealskin parkas and boots (kamiks) using special waterproof stitches. Donald MacMillan 1913-1917, Etah, Northwest Greenland,

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