Tiriganiat Qrgiriagit (Fox Traps)
Condition: No condition to be noted.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Tiriganiat, or arctic fox, fur was very important source for income for the Inuit. They would bring fur to trading posts and trade for goods such as rifles and equipment for hunting and useful house goods. Normally, caught fox would be retrieved by hunters on their way to bigger hunts such as seal or caribou, but would not dedicate their time to wait to catch one.
The first Hudson’s Bay Company Arctic post was established in 1909 in Arctic Quebec and continued expanding year over year in different locations across the arctic primarily for the trade of white fox fur with the Inuit. Eventually the Inuit became fully involved as trappers in the fox fur trade. There was a period in the Inuit way of life the heavily depended and relied in the fur trade heavily impacting their nomadic life for animal hunting.