National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Photograph from Roger Nielsen GREENLAND ESKIMOS BUILD THEIR KAYAKS AND UMIAKS MOSTLY OF SKINS BECAUSE WOOD ISSCARCE Only a wooden framework is used, to form the craft and hold the skins in place. The kayak, driven by a double-bladedpaddle, isaman's craft, holding only one person. It is the usual means of transport when waters are ice-free. Women travel in the larger umiaks, seen inthe background.