• How-To Videos

      

    Frieda Goodwin: Ways of Preserving Native Food

     

    Charle Jones: Building a Qayaq

    Charlie Jones of Kotzebue demonstrates the traditional way a Qayaq was built. 1982.

     

     

    How They Did the Caribou

    Clarence, a Noorvik elder and leader, demonstrates the traditional and efficient way to skin and prepare caribou once harvested.

     

     

    How They Did the Caribou - Inupiaq

    Clarence, a Noorvik elder and leader, demonstrates the traditional and efficient way to skin and prepare caribou once harvested.

     

     

    Sheefish Gilnetting

    Sheefish have been a major source of food for the people of Northwest Arctic. This short video explains how a net for catching sheefish is placed under the ice. 1982.

     

     

    Sheefish Drying

    Sheefish have been a major source of food for the people of Northwest Arctic. This short video explains how sheefish are cut up and preserved in the warmer weather. 1982.

     

     

    Ulu Making

    Thomas Mitchell demonstrates the making of a contemporary Ulu used for cutting of meat and fish, in 1982.

     

     

    Putting Away Ugruk Flippers

    This video depicts a traditional method of preserving the flippers (a delicacy) of the Uguruk (bearded seal) with Bob Uhl.

     

     

    Making Birch Bark Baskets

    Those living up the Kobuk River have developed the art of making Birch Bark baskets. The process is demonstrated in this video. 1982

     

     

    Making and Filling a Seal Puuk

    The skin of seals was used to long term preserve and store food items. Carrie Uhl demonstrates how this is done. 1982

     

     

    Making a Beaver Hat

    Elsie Douglas demonstrates the traditional method of making a beaver skin hat. Narrated by Lorena Williams. 1982

     

     

    Making a Harpoon

    Thomas Mitchell demonstrates the making of a contemporary Inupiaq style harpoon for seal hunting, in 1982.