Eskimo, Inuit, and Tlingit Objects

Since 1977, the indigenous peoples living in the coldest reaches of North America, Greenland, and Siberia have formally referred to themselves as Inuit (sometimes spelled “Innuit”), even though the inhabitants of this icy—but increasingly thawing—part of the planet also self-identify as Inupiat, Yupik, Inuvialuit, and Kalaallit. Here in the warmer regions of the Western world, we have long called these people Eskimos, a word which has its...Continue Reading