Netsilik Eskimo Series

Netsilik Eskimo Series

Downloadable Video - 2016
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Filmed over a period of three years, from summer 1963 to the late winter of 1965, and released in 1967 as a part of the widely used elementary social studies curriculum, Man: A Course of Study, these films reveal the live reality of traditional Eskimo life before the European acculturation. The Netsilik Eskimos of the Pelly Bay region in the Canadian Arctic had long lived apart from other people and had depended entirely on the land and their own ingenuity to sustain life through the rigors of the Arctic year. All videos are in color, with the natural sounds of the region and of the Eskimos' activities but with no voice other than those of the Eskimos. The effect of this film series is that of a field trip where students can observe Eskimo ways at their leisure and form their own impressions. The pace is unhurried; many of the Eskimo activities are shown in close detail.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2016
Documentary Educational Resources,, 1967
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (651 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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