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At the Spring Sea Ice Camp, Part 2
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 2, color, 27 minutes The men are hunting seal through the sea-ice in the bleak windy weather. The wind disturbs the "tell-tales," made of eider down or a hair loop on a bone, that signal when a seal rises to breathe. A hunter strikes, kills and drags his catch…
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At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 4
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 4, color, 35 minutes A bitter wind blows and the dogs huddle in the snow. In the igloo, the children scratch in the rime on the ice window. A man takes out his tool-pouch and drills the stone trough he is making, using bow and spindle. Children play with…
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 3
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 3, color, 30 minutes Work begins on a big community igloo, and all share in the building of it; one cuts, one carries, one builds, and so on. The children imitate. Women pile snow on the igloo, tossing it up from shovel to shovel. Ice sheets are installed for…
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Stalking Seal on the Spring Ice, Part 1
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
About Stalking Seal on the Spring Ice Part 1, color, 25 minutes - launch preview watch a preview The family is on the shore of Pelly Bay in May-June. A seal basks beside its hole under a warming sun. The hunter stalks the seal, kills it and drags it to…
Stalking Seal on the Spring Ice, Part 2
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
About Stalking Seal on the Spring Ice Part 2, color, 34 minutes - launch preview watch a preview A seal is seen nosing from a snow-melt pool. The hunter sits at the door of his tent shaping a new bone tip for his harpoon. The woman is in the tent…
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 2
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 2, color, 36 minutes In the morning the women spread the furs over the igloos to air. The children play, striking a ball of fur with a bone bat. The men wait patiently for sign of seals and the women play with the babies, sew, repair the igloos, nurse…
Group Hunting on the Spring Ice, Part 3
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 3, color, 33 minutes The men are moving about on the sea ice, probing for unsafe ice and watching for seals. The snow cover is nearly gone now, and the breathing holes have widened. The men sit and wait. One makes a strike with his harpoon and others come…
Group Hunting on the Spring Ice, Part 1
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 1, color, 34 minutes Late June, and much of the land is bare. There are sounds of running water, and melt ponds shine everywhere. The woman carries heather and moss to camp and the man makes a whirling bullroarer for the boy. Another child pretends to drive a dog…
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 1
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 1, color, 36 minutes In late winter when the cold is severe, the people and dogs are glad to stop their trek and make camp. In the blue dusk the men probe the snow and then cut building blocks while the women shovel a site. Soon all are under…
Group Hunting on the Spring Ice, Part 2
Part of the Series: Netsilik Eskimo Series
Part 2, color, 28 minutes The men are out on the sea ice and the women work at the tasks of camp. Seal skins are pegged to dry in the sun and a woman, baby on her back, picks over a pile of gulls. The birds are skinned and then…