The Nanticoke were real good fisherman because they lived by a river. So fishing was a big part of their culture. Their clothing was usually made from animal’s skins. Mostly deer skin and bear skin was used usually. Even though there were a lot of wolves in the area they didn’t use them because they were considered to be their friends.
They knew the spirits were normally invisible, but they assumed they could transform into forms humans could see. Kwakiutl men went fishing for food, and hunted. The women gathered Clams, Shellfish, Seaweed, Berries, and Roots. Kwakiutl children played, helped out around the house and went to school, like all other children. They had huge Cedar forests near their houses.
The author uses some technical language such as ‘vitaminC’ and ‘scurvy’ to implie that this is the only source of food, energy, tools and money in the High Arctic, which shows her sympathy to the hunters as hunting for Narwale is the only job they can do. The area in the High Arctic is not suitable for growing other vegetables. Narwhals has a rich source of useful nutrition, so Inuit people catch the narwhal as a main source of food. Also, the Narwhal’s ivory can be used for many things such as ‘harpoon tips’, ‘hunting implements’ and ‘central beam for their small ancient dwellings’. These fully describe that Inuit people can’t live without the Narwale, as it can help the Inuit people to survive.
They moved for reasons such as food, water, and shelter. They crossed over into the Americas around 12,000 years ago. They crossed the land bridge from Siberia to Alaska. Individual tribes had their own death customs, and death rituals usually varied depending on where they were and their surroundings. The artic tribes would leave their dead out in the freezing temperatures for the wild animals to devour.
It showed how polar Eskimos lived and how they interact with others, which includes trading. The Eskimos always staying together with their families everywhere they go, which includes hunting and trading. The main cause for the small population of the Eskimos was the lack of resources, which they did not have but they try to manage. There were no vegetables but they rather eat raw meat in other to survive. From my experience from “Top of the world” and knowledge gotten from Dr. Peas, if the first born is a girl, the child is set out on the ice to die.
A beaver dam can be very large and can contain thousands of pieces of wood cut by the beaver. Beavers even cut down small trees to eat the bark, leaves and twigs. Because beavers are members of the rodent family, they have four incisor teeth in the front of their mouths that never stop growing, so beavers must continuously chew on wood to keep their teeth
The Skeena River located in B.C Canada is one of few clean watersheds. It is home to many plants, animals and humans. The Skeena River has many species of fish. The fish are a major part of our eco-system. Bears catch the fish, eat about half of it and then leave.
The Saqqaqs were hunters who preyed on seal and Caribou and lived in primitive tents, four thousand years ago. Later came the Dorsets, a group that hunted walrus and seal. After the original paleo population died out, they were replaced by Thule, a group with an advanced understanding of technology that made large umiak boats made out of driftwood and whale bones, and harpoons to hunt large whales. The Thule are the ancestors of the modern Inuit. Comparing samples collected from present day Inuit, Nivkh, Aluetian Islander, and Athabaskan Native Americans, with the remains of a group of recently discovered Dorset, the researchers have concluded that the Paleo Eskimos were more closely related to each other than to any modern group.
The Red River Métis, along with many other Prairie-Plains groups, had a relied heavily upon the buffalo as a means for food and other products. There were two main hunts every year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Métis had to travel a distance from their Red river settlements in order to find the buffalo herds to hunt (DeMallie, 2001). “Men, women and children all went along on the hunts, because they needed as many people as possible to transport all of the buffalo hides and meat back home” (Canada’s First Peoples, 2007). The entire Métis community took part in these hunts.