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- n. Alternative spelling of umiak.
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Thus, while Thule Culture lasted only the few centuries that this extreme warm period allowed large whales passage into most of the Canadian Arctic, many of the technologies that the Qallunaat (non-Inuit) world associates with Inuit – dog traction, the umiaq and qayaq, and large marine mammal hunting – are Thule legacies.
The most likely boat type is thought to be a kayak or umiaq-like skin boat similar to those used by the ethnographic Inuit.
The movie works hard to show details taken from Inuit ethnographic analogy of how a group of hunters in an umiaq would feed and warm themselves in those circumstances.
Doreen Ahgeak sews on the umiaq cover - bearded seal skin cover for spring whaling.
Savgak Crew whaling captain Clifford Savgak Okpeaha stands next to his umiaq frame.
Ladies are sewing an umiaq - spring whaling skin boat - from bearded seal skins for the Savgak Whaling Crew.