Eskimos in Alaskan Society

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Eskimos in Alaskan Society

The early Eskimos settled in the forest and tundra parts of northern and western Alaska. The Eskimos learned how to survive in this cod icy place that was frozen for most of the year. Some of the Eskimos lived in the southwestern part of Alaska The southwestern region is a little warmer and wetter.

In Alaska there are three Eskimo groups they are yipik inupiat, and siberian yupik.

A lot of the Eskimo families live in the flat tundra coast. The ocean gives them most of there food. The ocean also provides them with transportation using umiaks and kayaks. A umiak is a boat that is covered with and animal skin .

Some of the Eskimo hunt whales polar bears seals and walruses , they also fish and get a lot to other foods form the sea Some of the yupik annd inupiat families live inland along rivers and forests. They get food by hunting moose and caribou.

There are salmon fisherman reindeer herders and caribou hunters who hunt and fish around the arctic tundra. The women spend their time sewing fur birch bark baskets and clothes to keep everyone warm, also to prevent frostbite Alaska s in upiat Eskimos have small villages that their ancestors lived in for hundreds of years. They also lived in larger towns built on top of ancient trading sites. More than 12600 inupiat people today live on traditional lands along the northern slope. Also about 6000 live in anchorage In the Eskimo family, everyone has a job to do. Eskimo men ...

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