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Learning About the Bering Sea Eskimo People

In the lessons in this issue, students act as detectives to unravel the mysteries of a traditional culture. The clues are everyday objects and creation stories of the people of the Bering Sea. Below is a gallery of some of those everyday objects.

Calf-High Skin Boots With Band

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Bone & Wood Hooks

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Fur And Flannel Pouch

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Pair Of Snowshoes

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Knee-High Skin/Fur Boots Decorated

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Glass Beads, Stone, Shell (?)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Harpoon Socket Piece - Bone

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Glass Bead

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Worked Bone

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Map Showing Rasmussen Journey

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Sled

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Wooden Sled

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Iditarod Dog Sled used by Libby Riddles

National Museum of American History