Homes | Things You Didn't Know about Eskimo Culture


Though most often associated with the igloo, in reality, the Inuit had three types of dwellings: a permanent hut built on the shore and made of stone and mud with whale ribs as beams over which they placed seal skins, soil and moss; a summer dwelling made of skin tents much like the ones used by Native Americans; and a hunting dwelling called the igloo, which was made of blocks of ice and skilfully shaped into a dome. All of their dwellings were lined with sealskin to make them comfortable and they used seal grease lamps for warmth and lighting.

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