Inuit Northern Native Tribes

The Inuit are the indigenous people native to the Arctic regions of North America and Greenland. Known for their ingenuity and crafts, the Inuit have occupied the Arctic for over 5,000 years.

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Why do Eskimos use ice to build their homes?

Cant affor bricks the stupid pheasants

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What is the name of an Eskimos ice shelter?

An Igloo.

Real Answer:

Inuit do not have ice shelters. They have regular houses. Before that, they had houses made of sod.

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Do Eskimos sleep in beds?

sorta, there kinda like mattresses on the floor.

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Chalk mixture use in medicine?

treatment of diarrhoea

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How can one sell a refrigerator to Eskimos?

Even if Eskimos live in cold places they need a refrigerator to keep your food products as you cant leave them outside even though your surroundings are cool. Also you can control the temperature inside a refrigerator while you cannot control the room temperature. This could be a major factor in selling a refrigerator to a eskimo

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What do people in polar regions eat?

Ice Apple

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What are eskimos now called?


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What were Native American groups most threatened by?

European expansionism, later to be called "Manifest Destiny"...

Please see the links listed below for more information... interestingly, 'fascism' and 'communism' are words associated with 'expansion'.

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When the Eskimos are starving why won't they eat penguin eggs?

Eskimos live in the Arctic (North Pole region) and the penguins live in the Antarctic (South Pole region), they are in opposite sides of the Earth.

Eskimos live in or near the Arctic circle in the northern hemisphere. Penguins are found on Antarctica and surrounding islands in the southern hemisphere. They are very far apart. This, of course, does not prove Eskimos will not eat penguin, as they could import penguin meat (if it is legal) or travel to Antarctica to eat penguin.

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How did early Americans make weapons?

They used what they could find: bones, stone, ivory, etc.

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Are Eskimos cannibal?


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How do you pronounce Inuit?

The word, Inuit, meaning people but specifically reffering to the aboriginal people of the Arctic, is pronouced: In - yoo - eet. The singular is: Inuk (in-ook) and the language is: Inuktitut (in-ook-tee-toot).

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What does the government do for you if you are 17 and pregnant and have no place to go?

At 17 you are still a minor and your parents responsibility and they are financially obligated to support you. What your state can provide depends on where you live but this what some of our contributers wrote:

You can call the Salvation Army, Planned Parenthood, United Way, in your area. All will counsel you in your options. There are state agencies that will give you assistance in finding a place to live, medical care, and your other needs. Call the Health Services of your city or county.

You can get WIC, food Stamps and any other kind of government assistance you need. You might be able to, since you are a struggling mother, to get an apartment at your age as long as your working and can pay rent.

Contact the Department of Family Services (sometimes referred to as state social services, DFCS, etc.) in your city or county of residence.They will make an appointment with you to apply for medicaid, assistance in finding living facilities, WWIC, and other applicable aid. State and nonprofit agencies often work jointly to supply cash grants, assist the mother in finishing high school and/or furthering her education, find gainful employment, parenting classes, subsidized child care and so forth.

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Did the Inuit hunt blue whale?

Yes, the Inuit tribe has a long history of whaling. Currently they are only allowed to hunt bowhead whales within a certain quota.

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How long can you live with cirrhosis?

== == In many cases can live with Cirrhosis of the liver, if the person gets to the doctor right away. This is usually brought on by heavy drinking for many years (but some young people can get this disease as well if they drink heavier than most in their age bracket.) However other ways to have Cirrhosis of the liver is Hep B,C or D; autoimmune hep; some drugs, toxins and infections; blocked bile ducts and some inherited diseases such as Hemochromatosis (the body absorbs too much iron); Wilson's disease (buildup of too much copper in the liver); Protoporphyria (disorder that affects the skin, bone marrow and liver. Symptoms are: feel tired or weak; loss of appetite; feel sick to your stomach; lose weight; have nose bleeds, bruise or bleed easily. Any medication you may be on may affect you on the stronger side because your liver is not able to break it down. Waste materials from food may build up in the blood or brain and may cause confusion or difficulty thinking. Protein that you eat breaks down into chemicals like ammonia. A healthy liver removes these byproducts. Enlarged veins may develop in the esophagus and stomach. One could vomit blood or have signs of blood in a bowel movement. Kidneys may fail (unable to urinate after taking in fluids.) For more severe cases bloating (retaining water and not being able to urinate) to jaundice. If the person continues to drink alcohol then death will certainly occur quicker than later. Being treated for Cirrhosis depends on how long the patient has ignored the symptoms (or possibly not known what to look for in the early stages.) The scar tissue on the liver will never go away completely, but treating the cause will keep cirrhosis from getting worse. Cure: If you drink STOP!!!!! If it's from Hepatitis C there are medications. A simple blood test will help the doctor determine what type of Cirrhosis you have. KEEPING CIRRHOSIS FROM GETTING WORSE: Stop drinking completely! Drink plenty of water!!!! Don' take medications including those you buy without prescription such as vitamins and herbal supplements without discussing it with your doctor. If in doubt phone your pharmacist. Many people may take something for a cold so remember this simple rule if you have Cirrhosis .... IF YOU DON'T REALLY NEED AN OVER THE COUNTER MED, DON'T TAKE IT! IF YOU DO, THEN CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR YOUR PHARMACIST. REMEMBER .... YOUR LIVER IS A FILTER ORGAN, SO DON'T DAMAGE IT FURTHER! Get vaccinated against Hep A and Hep B. These forms of liver disease are preventable. Get a flu shot, but ask your doctor first. Your immune system is low if you have Cirrhosis of the liver. Avoid raw shellfish such as oysters. Many people don't realize they can live with a very little bit of their liver present (surgery) and also that the liver can rejuvenate itself. If a person wants to save their life then they should keep in good contact with their specialist, listen well, do as you are told and lead a healthy lifestyle. The choice is up to the individual.

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What are Inuits?

Inuit is the correct term for the people often called "Eskimo". They are not the same race as American Indians, and they are also different to the Aleut people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and Russia.

The word Inuit means "the people".

Among other racial characteristics, Inuit people have greater bone mineral density (BMD) than American Indians.

The link takes you to an historical image of a Canadian Inuit woman:

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What tools do the Tlingit Indians use?

they used:spears,rocks,sticks,bones from animals and many more THANKS


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Does eskimo mean a stranger?

The word Eskimo which has been used for centuries if often no longer acceptable.

Some tribes up north are not offended by the use of the word but others are.

Eskimo, the original name for a northern native is derived from the Native American word "Esquimantsik" which translates to "eater of raw meat", and originally it was intended to be pejorative by tribes who wandered into overlapping hunting grounds.

In Alaska, most tribes prefer Eskimo as the Inuit peoples are only a small minority in the North eastern areas. Several translations among many tribes muddies the actual true meaning of "Eskimo" and the translation to "stranger" is said to be one explorers understanding.

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Why aren't eskimo's called eskimo's anymore?

Eskimo was given to Inupiaq Natives from the more southern natives, Indians which basically meant "Eaters Of Raw Meat"(this was the most common meaning I have come across) so they prefer Inuit(The name Inuit refers to the natives of Canada, who prefer Inuit which means people in their dialect). Here in Alaska they are usually referred as Inupiaq or Yupik(this sub category of Inupiaq has a smaller branch called C'upik and as well as Siberian Yupiks who are from Russia). Each fork in itself has its own dialect and each region of Alaska alone have different dialect. I.E. My village had it's own while the other village north and west of here have their own dialect. They are different however does not make it impossible for speech between each different dialect. The reason for the initial Nickname "Eskimo" is known to be bad was because Inupiaq and Indians were forever at war with each other early in the 1900's and earlier, and rarely had friendly encounters, or so goes from what my dad has said which was shared by his dad. Uva una aglaun. Which when roughly translated means "Here is pencil" in a dialect from a village near mine. I do not know much about Yupiks as I am only Inupiaq from north western Alaska.

Sorry I heavily edited the last post due to huge typos as well as being hugely incorrect in context.

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When do they celebrate inuit quaggiq?

Quaggiq is one of the summer celebrations when Inuit peoples come together for rejoicing in the return of the summer birds, whales and caribou. Plants and green growth explode with a vengeance to take advantage of a short growing season.

Traditional feasting, dance and song still thrive when groups gather together.

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Why do you say 'cheers' when you drink?

To say 'cheers' is a traditional and informal 'toast' to one's companions. It is spoken loudly and clearly whilst raising the drinking vessel (glass or tankard etc), and just before drinking the alcoholic beverage. Sometimes the glasses are touched (clinked) together during the toast. In toasting, the person offering the toast usually wishes the other person, or everyone present, 'happiness', 'good health', a 'long life', 'all the best,' etc. The drinking companions generally voice their agreement and usually raise their glasses also, and drink some of the beverage. Many countries and cultures have toasting customs. The English form, 'cheers' means have good cheer, i.e. good wishes for happiness to everyone here in this drinking group. Alternatives expressions include: 'good health', 'all the best', 'here's to you', 'here's mud in your eye', 'bottoms up!', 'down the hatch!', Slainte! Gaelic =cheers to your health, Prosit! German, Skol! Skandinavian, Salute! Italian.


"The custom of drinking 'health' to the living is most probably derived from the ancient religious rite of drinking to the gods and the dead. The Greeks and Romans at meals poured out libations to their gods, and at ceremonial banquets drank to them and to the dead." ~The Encyclopædia Britannica, 1910 edition, Volume 13, page 121 The Encyclopaedia also says: "Intimately associated with these quasi-sacrificial drinking customs must have ever been the drinking to the health of living men." It is interesting to note that there was a god of wine in Greek mythology, Bacchus. The InternationalHandbook on Alcohol and Culture(1995) says: "It [toasting] is probably a secular vestige of ancient sacrificial libations in which a sacred liquid was offered to the gods: blood or wine in exchange for a wish, a prayer summarized in the words 'long life!' or 'to your health!'" Today:

When 'cheers' is said, glasses are raised upwards (heavenward?), and a 'good wish' is still traditionally said. So these customs appear to have originated with offerings of alcoholic libations to the gods, and to the requests to the gods, or to fate or fortune, for good health and blessings. For more information see Related Links below.

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What did Tlingit people use for transportation?

they now use cars but used to use canoes
dugout canoes

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How Do Eskimo's Make Out?

With their mouths.


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