How the inhabitants of one of the coldest environments on the planet have adapted their lifestyle to survive.
- People native to northern Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Eastern Siberia are know as Eskimo, but the Canadian and Greenland Eskimo prefer the name Inuit.
- Traditionally, animals provide Eskimos with clothing, bones for tools, and blubber to make oil.
- Traditional Eskimo homes are built from snow and ice although, today, permanent shelters are also common.
- Eskimos may have to abandon their traditions in favour of a modern way of life due to global warming and hunting quotas.
Surviving in temperatures as low as -40°C is extremely challenging.
Yet people have been living in these harsh Arctic conditions for thousands of years.
These people, native to northern Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Eastern Siberia, are collectively known as Eskimo, although the Canadian and Greenland Eskimo prefer to be called by ...
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