Photo: ”Kotzebue Blanket Toss,” Alaska State Library, Wien Collection, AMRC – b85-27-1468
The Inupiaq Eskimos are still hunting and gathering societies. They continue to subsist on the land and sea of north and northwest Alaska. Their lives evolve around the whale, walrus, seal, polar bear, caribou, and fish. The north and northwest region of Alaska is vast. To the people of the north, the extreme climate is not a barrier but a natural realm for a variety of mammals, birds, and fish gathered by the people for survival.