Small Inuit canoes accompanying umiack

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Small Inuit canoes accompanying umiack
Black and white photograph made of paper

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson, 1977
Museum number 1975-2-3-17

This black and white photograph shows a group of Inuit canoes alongside an umiack. An umiack is a large open boat used by the Inuit. It is made of skins stretched over a framwork. There is an umiack bows on in the centre of the photograph, with five canoes in line on its right and a further three to its left. There is a line connecting the bow of the umiack with the beach that is in the foreground, and a man is also standing there. In the background there are cliffs on either side of a fjord, or sea-loch. The location could be the Cumberland Gulf, now known as Cumberland Sound in the south of Baffin Island, Canada.

Small Inuit canoes accompanying umiack
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