Sunday, November 27, 2011

World Between Me News

Eskimo People - What we know

Today I came across a great topic. I read an article about the Eskimo People. Even though they live in the world's most coldest conditions, they still manage it. In the north pole, the people there have strong traditions and great tribes.

As many of you know, the North Pole doesn't actually have supermarkets available just around the corner. People must hunt for their food.
Hunting is the most important thing for Eskimo People. Fishing is very common i the North Pole. The person usually does it alone, however when it comes to hunting, Eskimo People work together. Also, the tribes have many dogs which are tied to a sleigh and carry their owners for a hunting adventure.

Not only does hunting help provide food to the whole tribe, it also provides fur which is nothing but essential when living in cold conditions. Fur is transformed into a piece of clothing, bed covers or anything else to keep warmth.

Parka Coat -  this is a thick coat combined of two layers. It is an important survival kit, which warms the person's body in harsh weather conditions. Remember, the temperature in the North Pole may go down to     -40'C in January. Keeping warmth is an essential survival job.

Culture - When it comes to dividng the chores, men are the ones that brought food to the house, while women stayed at home, taking care of it. The religion which is usually passed on from one Eskimo to another is Shamanism.
(Shamanism is based on the belief that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. Shamans are not, however, organized within full-time ritual or spiritual associations, as are priests. Shamans enter into trances through such methods as autohypnosis, the ingestion of hallucinogens, fasting, and self-mortification, during which time they are said to be in contact with the spirit world. Shamanism requires specialized knowledge or abilities, which are often thought to be obtained through heredity or supernatural calling.)

Many Eskimos still live in "ice houses", still use wooden weapons and depend on dogs in transportation. However in Canada and the United States many Eskimos now live in settled communities, they work for wages and use guns for hunting.