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Eskimo or Inuit

I'm designing a book of Eskimo folk tales for a university project, and I'm wondering if I should use the term Eskimo or Inuit. My understanding is that Inuit is the correct term in Canada and Greenland because all Canadian and Greenlandic Eskimos are Inuit, but Eskimo is preferred elsewhere because it encompasses both Inuit and Yupik people. I'm in the UK, so I guess Eskimo is correct, but I'm pretty sure all of the stories I'm using are Inuit so would it make more sense to use that term? [more inside]
posted by Chenko on Apr 9, 2016 - 16 answers

NECCO Wafers at the South Pole?

Admiral Byrd took 2 1/2 tons of NECCO Wafers to Antarctica? Citation needed. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330 on Aug 23, 2012 - 29 answers

How did pre-modern Inuit stay warm all winter?

From what I remember of the Inuit film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), the clothing, though heavy, seemed to fit very loosely. Although it seemed fine for the relatively mild weather of the film, I wondered if it would be effective enough when it was colder. How different was winter clothing during the era in the film? What are other practical details of staying warm outdoors for many hours in arctic or subarctic climates? Or did people just stay indoors? [more inside]
posted by Lirp on Oct 14, 2011 - 12 answers

History of Aboriginal Canada

What are some great books on the history of aboriginal Canada? [more inside]
posted by Alex404 on May 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Movie with Inuit boy with TB?

Movie identification filter: Inuit boy, tuberculosis, WWII, Paris, hot-air balloon ride. Not "The Necessities of Life". [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Dec 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Why are they "words" in English, but "root with suffixes" in Inuit?

Why are they "words" in English, but "root with suffixes" in Inuit? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jan 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Et si l'hiver ne venait plus?

How can I hear this radio show that won a Peabody yesterday? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Apr 6, 2006 - 5 answers

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