Inuit man in kayak, ca. 1885

Inuit man in kayak, ca. 1885
Both the Thule and Inuit travelled by single-person kayaks and larger umiaks, able to hold up to 20 people. Builders covered both vessels with animal hides and framed them with wood or walrus ribs and other animal bones.

Watercolour by D. Smith. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (R9266).

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