National Geographic : 1943 May
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Lieut. Thomas S.La Farge, U.S.C.G.R. In His Kayak an Eskimo Hunter Paddles Alongside an Umiak, or Women's Boat, toPass the Time ofDay Both boats are made of skins. White screen on the bow of the kayak is to conceal hunter and make his boat appearlike apiece offloating ice while heishunting seal or walrus. Inflated sealskin on the stern is attached to the harpoon line to prevent a dead seal from sinking inthe water.