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Netsilik-inuit på fangst - A Netsilik Inuit hunting

Netsilik-inuit under fangst på havisen ved Pelly Bay, Canada. Mændene brød hul i isen med harpunens brede ende. Sæler søgte op til hullerne for at ånde og blev dræbt med harpunens spids. Alle bærer dragter og små rygsække af rensdyrskind. Rensdyrskind er varmere end sælskind, fordi hårene er hule. Frynserne forhindrede kulde og sne i at komme op under dragten. Netsilik fangede sæl for at få spæk til deres lamper. Men også sælens skind, kød og knogler blev brugt. Fotografi fra 5. thuleekspedition 1921-24.

 

A Netsilik Inuit hunting on the sea ice at Pelly Bay, Canada. The men broke holes in the ice with the broad end of the harpoon shaft. The seals would come to the holes to breathe and was killed with the point of the harpoon. All are wearing clothing and small back packs of caribou skin. Reinder fur is warmer than seal skin, because the hairs are hollow. The fringes at the lower hem prevented snow and cold to seep under the parka. The Netsilik caught seal to get blubber for their lamps. But the meat, skin and bones were also used. Photo from the 5th Thule-expedition 1921-24.

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Taken sometime in 1921