July 14th, 2010
Written by Sticky Wicket in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Eskimo man, woman and child wearing winter parkas.
Dear Sticky WicketI am confused about the label "Eskimo." Is it offensive? Also, do Eskimos live only in Alaska?~Wondering in West Palm Beach, Fl.Dear Wondering,An Eskimo is a member of an indigenous people originating from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Siberia. There are two principal groups of Eskimos: The Yupik, who live chiefly in central and western Alaska and eastern Siberia; and the Inuit...
July 7th, 2010
Written by Randi McCreary in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Many would argue that the best dishes are those prepared with love and simplicity. These same principals are a reflection of the historic culture and humble way of life practiced by the Inuit. A beautiful people that truly embrace the practicality of living off the land; the Inuit have a history of relying on regional plant and animal life to flourish and prosper.Traditional culinary practices...
June 30th, 2010
Written by Patty Talahongva in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
William L. Hensley
For most of the 68 years he’s lived, William L. Hensley, has called Alaska home. He’s from a group of people commonly known as Eskimos. However, his people call themselves Inupiaq, which means the Real People. Their relatives are the Yupik and a sub-group is the Chupik, all are referred to as Eskimos. Sometimes they are called Inuit. Hensley says they don’t mind that but it’s actually their word...
June 23rd, 2010
Written by Christine Orchanian Adler in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
Eskimo children walk to school
Since learning about them as a child, whenever I would hear the word “Eskimo,” I would think of a stocky person wrapped in animal skins and furs, setting out from an igloo with harpoon in hand to hunt for the family’s meal. These people seemed as different from me as creatures from another planet. To imagine that many of them lived in one of the states in the same nation, as I, seemed...
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