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  • On Banks Island, in the western Canadian Arctic, Inuvialuit point to observations that the '' umingmak '' (muskox) are staying in one place for longer periods of time as additional evidence that vegetation is richer [13].

    Phenotypic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation

  • Ikpakhuak and Higilak and their family served them umingmak, musk ox steak, as their feast meal, which Taliriktug enjoyed well enough but which Silna, Asiajuk, Nauja, and the rest of his band had to choke down, since they were Netsilik, “People of the Seal.”

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  • Also spelled oomingmak.

    September 17, 2008

  • "The Inupiat call the musk-oxen umingmak, 'the bearded ones.' In 1969 and 1970, sixty-three musk-oxen were shipped in wooden crates from Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea to the North Slope of Alaska in an effort to reestablish the population. The total herd now numbers close to 400 animals. Twenty thousand years ago, musk-oxen roamed the Old World as far as southern France; cave paintings testify to their presence there."

    —James Campbell, The Final Frontiersman (New York and London: Atria Books, 2004), 264

    September 17, 2008