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The real Eskimo

The real Eskimo whom we believed to live always in his igloo, in an eternally frozen land, never exist.

During the summer, Eskimo take to the land with their hunting kit and their tupic or skin tent, as well as to the sea in their light and wonderfully-made kayaks, and gather what food they can from both.

As winter comes down from the north, the Eskimo retire to their winter huts or anis, built of stone and turves, and often slightly underground, and perhaps built partly of drift-wood found on the summer beaches. Here they live snugly while the blizzards rage and howl outside, until the sea ice is strong enough to bear them on their winter hunting trips.

Each little Eskimo winter village is strung out over a considerable distance to give the people of every home a fairly wide area over which to hunt. Igloo or houses of hard blocks of frozen snow form the hunting and fishing headquarters of each family.
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