Arctic/Subarctic Culture Areas

Arctic/Subartic Discovery Boxes

Arctic/Subartic Box (Grade 2 to Adult)

This box contains information on the various Indian tribes of the area with emphasis on culture, language, housing, food etc. The box includes artifacts such as a piece of etched Baleen, a seal skin thimble, Inuit yo yo, snow shoes, a jade carving and small seal replica. Maps and color photos are in the information book. Publications in the box include The Eskimo in the Grolier series, Ka Ha Si and the Loon adapted by Terri Cohlene, an Eskimo coloring book, Dance On A Seal Skin by B. Winslow and the University of Alaska publication, The Artists Behind the Work. The book “Mamma, Do You Love Me?” by B.M. Joossee and the doll that goes with it, as well as “The Eskimo Activity Book” are in the box also.

Arctic/Subarctic Audio/Visual Resources

The Arts of the Eskimo: An Arctic Adventure (Grade 4-Adult) 23-minute video
The unique arts and crafts of the Inupiaq, Inuit and Aleuts present a wide range of materials from ivory, wood and bone to fur, feather, baleen and stone in a magnificent abstract display. Among the oldest groups of Native Americans, their traditional arts are very much alive. We see both practical and ceremonial objects as well as work by contemporary artists. (no date)

Eyes of the Spirit (Grade 5 to Adult) 30-minute video
This film discusses the masks of the Yupik Inuits of southwestern Alaska.
(no date)

Ice Age Crossings (Grade 5 to Adult) 28-minute video
This film traces the succession of migrations across the Bearing Strait and discusses the implications for North American prehistory. (1993)