National Geographic : 1949 Oct
O4 © National Geographic Society Painting byW.Langdon Kihn By the Eerie Light of the Aurora Borealis, Central Eskimos March Toward the CoastTo Begin the Winter Hunt At the end of spring they go inland in pursuit of caribou and remain to fish in the lakes and streams, living in much thesame fashion astheIndians, with whom over the centuries they have exchanged cultural traits. During the cold months, however, when they dwell on the ice intemporary snowhouses and subsist primarily on seals and walrus, their mode of life is entirely different and peculiarly their own. The semiannual migrations are necessitated bythesearch forfood. Heaped onthe sledges are spoils of the chase and firewood gathered for use on trail and in camp. The display of northern lights is ofthe familiar curtain type.