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.
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.
Film Paper 1: “Cree Hunters” Society consists of people bound with the same beliefs and social norms that differentiate them from people outside of the society. The Cree of Mistassini is a society consisting of people who are defined by their nomadic lifestyles and skillful hunting. In 1974, the lives of three Cree families are chronicled in a documentary, “Cree Hunters of Mistassini”. The film explores the beliefs and ecological principles that they hold, and it shows their life as hunters at James Bay and Ungava Bay. Cree people who are usually reclusive about their way of life agreed to be documented in the film as they are worried about the shrinking number in their people who are still retaining their traditional way of life.
By living and sleeping apart from each other children wouldn’t learn the thoughts, beliefs from their parents. In addition, due to the exposure of western culture in their society, their children were kept in a residential school and they were taught in Kabloonaq ways, such as their culture beliefs, thoughts, and they weren’t even allowed to speak their own cultural language. Even though globalization has created a negative effect over their society, however it also provided them some great potential. For example, a major aspect of Inuit life is the environment. Alaska, especially in the winter months, can be brutally cold.
The men of the villages are acclimatized to the harsh conditions so they prove to be perfect assistants in the mountain climbing process. I feel like this opportunity can really turn that area around given that, when the story was written, yaks were and still might be their only source of transportation. With the mountain climbing industry booming, these underprivileged natives could provide much help and profit from the $65,000 trip fee. Chapter 6-8 A re-occurring theme in chapters 6-8 was the sight of dead bodies, lying in the snow. Who knows how long they had been there?
Due to the fact that Boreal forest have acidic soil because of fallen conifer needles that accumulate on the forest floor, the amount of plants that can grow are limited. Taiga forests are dominated by Fir, Pin and Spruce that have needles instead of leaves. Adaptation over the years has caused these plants to grow needles because they conserve energy by not having to re-grow leaves every spring and sheds snow easily. Animals that call the Boreal Forest their home have also adapted to the harsh climate as the plants have. Moose, Red Deer, Elk and Lynx are all natives to the forest and their capability to adapt has allowed them to survive.
Ada’s dream is to be able to live off the land that her father, who has passed, gave her. But that dream is hard for Ada to achieve since she lacks the knowledge necessary to run a farm. In Into the Wild, Chris sought the raw wilds and dangers of living alone in the Alaska bush. But unfortunately Chris didn’t understand how physically and mentally grueling it would be to face Alaska. Even though Chris was looking for a life of isolation without much human contact, he had many helpers along the way.
Wuhere the Indians successful at solving the problems of lining on the Great Plains? The Indians were very good at making the most out of the few resources that they had access to whilst living in such a deserted place, this was the main reason that they were able to inhabit the plains, whilst no one else thought that it was possible. Firstly they used the Buffalo to a great standard, not leaving any of its body behind after it has been hunted. They would use its hide for clothes, carriers and the main material for the construction of the tipis. They would also use it’s bladder for food bags, it’s tongue as a hair brush, and even its brain for tanning hides.
Buffalo was a traditional hunt for the aboriginals and the government basically made a game out of hunting them, so they all hunted to the point where the buffalo were close to going extinct and the aboriginals had nothing to hunt or eat. The aboriginal people started starving and the only way they could find help is if they made a deal with the government basically giving up their own rights for survival.The government partly banned the culture of the aboriginals. The aboriginals were thrown on reserves due to unfair deals and they were limited on what they could and couldn’t do. The government didn’t allow some traditional items and ceremonies such as the sun dance and the pow wow. When People were found with items that were banned, an enforcer that the government put on each reserve
In the small town of Plymouth during the winter season, soil became very hard to farm on. With the luck of the Powhatan they showed us a very neat way to plant with the use of dead fish. Later in our future we plan to expand west, but for now we feel it is too much of a