Men of the Caribou
“Men of the Caribou” by Harold Qarliksaq – Inuit Art from Baker Lake 1971 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: Light creasing of the paper on lower left area.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: ‘Men of the Caribou‘ is a rare print with only 19 copies made in this edition. This is the only copy available in the market.
Inuit preferred Caribou over other land animals and would travel long distances to the known migratory paths taking always the risk that caribou’s path could change. One of the worst famines known to have devastated entire tribes was in the 1950’s when caribou changed their migration path. It is then that Inuit reluctantly felt forced to move near or into settlements. These hunters have a very good day with so many caribou available for herding and hunt.