“Camp Site” by Shuvinai Ashoona – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2008 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: “Camp Site” by Shuvinai Ashoona – The Inuit lived nomadic lifestyles so they did not stay in one place for an extended period of time. Since hunting and fishing was their main source of food, they were forced to move around, following the seasonal migration patterns of area animals. Caribou, muskoxen, and seals all gathered in large groups for their seasonal migrations, and the Inuit followed them closely. During the winter the Inuit mostly lived in coastal areas where they could hunt seals. Temporary winter camps or villages had up to 100 people living there. They used sleds pulled by dogs to travel great distances on the ice, and lived in igloos. During the spring and summer months, the Inuit started moving inland in smaller groups, usually fewer than a dozen people. There, they spent more time fishing and hunting caribou. In the summer the lived in animal skin tents and traveled by foot and boat.