"Inuit" Essays and Research Papers

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The Inuit of the Arctic Matthew DeCarlo ANT 101 Ms. Cora Dunaway April 16, 2012 The Inuit of the Arctic The Inuit of the Arctic are a unique tribe or people. They have adapted and learned to live in what is known as one of the harshest environments known to mankind. The majority of the Inuit people live in camps along the coastline and no doubt had to adapt to their environment or face extension. They are made up of various social groups with a bilateral kinship system that provides the...

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on Inuit Social Change. In As Long as the Sun Shines and the Water Flows: A Reader in Canadian Native Studies, Ian Getty and Antoine Lussier, 299-314. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. For many people, the Inuit are known as “a simple hunting and gathering society” (p.49). In reality, the Inuit people of today are considered to be much more modern and have many similarities to other Canadians. In order to fully understand how this came about and analyze the changes the Inuit underwent...

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Kindship of the Inuit

Kinship of the Inuit People Shannette M Hoskins ANT 101 17 February 2013 When people live in harsh environments it causes them to work together in different ways to ensure their survival such as the Inuit people of the Artic. For the most part the Inuit people are considered to be foragers, this means they rely heavily on the environment to sustain their way of life. The social organization of the Inuit is described as a “band” (Effland, 2013). These bands can consist of anywhere from sixty...

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Kinship Systems: Inuit of the Artic

Kinship Systems: Inuit of the artic Dorothy Young ANT 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Christopher Deere December 16, 2011 Kinship Systems: Inuit of the Artic The Inuit people have adapted quite well living in the extreme cold of the artic. They live in the artic area of native North America. Commonly called “Eskimo”, their territory extends more than five thousand miles along the Arctic Circle from Russia, Alaska, and northern Canada to Greenland. They are a people who have...

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Inuit Culture, Traditions, and History

Inuit Culture, Traditions, and History Traditional Inuit way of life was influenced by the harsh climate and stark landscapes of the Arctic tundra– from beliefs inspired by stories of the aurora to practicalities like homes made of snow. Inuit invented tools, gear, and methods to help them survive in this environment. Geography Inuit communities are found in the Arctic, in the Northwest Territories, Labrador and Quebec in Canada, above tree line in Alaska (where people are called the Inupiat...

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Inuit Netslick Fight For Life

of the Canadian Artic known as the Inuit. They once use to be called Eskimos, which means people who eat raw meat; from my observations in the video I believe this name stands true because of their diet, which consists of meat and fat. The particular group of Inuit people I am going to be focusing on is the Netsilk; their name means “people of the place where there is seal. The video I saw in class is called “Eskimo: Fight for Life” which focuses on how the Inuit people have adapted to their harsh...

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Inuit Gift Exchange

Inuit communities are comprised of individuals who think independently and have few restrictions on what the way they may behave. There are no defined rules or formal regulations holding the community together; the coherence of a group of Inuit people stems from shared values and the interdependence created by the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Appropriately, the Inuit have no formal rituals of gift exchange. But the concept of positive reciprocity lies behind many aspects of an Inuit community and...

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Kinship and the Inuit People

Kinship and the Inuit People It takes a certain type of person to be able to survive the harsh freezing climate of the Arctic. The Inuit, descendants of the Thule have been surviving along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Davis Strait, and Labrador Sea for over 1,000 years. The kinship relationships among the Inuit people are very important to their way of life and survival. Every family unit consists of the nuclear family. This is the most common type of unit in a foraging...

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Kinship Systems of the Inuit Culture

RUNNING HEAD: INUIT CULTURE 1 Kinship Systems of the Inuit Culture Marcus Sims Ant 101 Instructor Geoff Wood Aug 12, 2012 INUIT CULTURE 2 Kinship Systems of the Inuit Culture The Inuit people live in the harsh conditions of the Arctic region of North America. Once referred to commonly as “Eskimos,” Inuit’s are spread out in different regions across the Arctic. As a foraging culture, the Inuit’s live and operate in wide range of terrains as they forage and hunt. This...

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Population: Alaskan Native (Inuit)

Alaskan Native (Inuit) Outline Issue Social Implications Political Implications Economic Implications Environmental Implications Cultural Implications Historical Implications Conclusion Sources Issue The Alaskan Native (Inuit) population is growing but at a rate that is slowing due to an aging population. There will still be significant growth in the Anchorage/Matanuska-Susitna area. But there are projected loses in the Southeast Region of Alaska. Currently the Inuit shares it’s population...

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