National Geographic : 1942 Sep
w, Aoiiuilo ucusiapu; ouciet Kodachrome byfroelich Rainey Dancing and Feasting, Point Hope Eskimos Celebrate the Successful End of a Bowhead Whale Hunt In April, May, and early June, big-mouthed bowheads migrate northward to the Arctic Ocean. The Eskimos putout intheir boats and trytoharpoon thehuge mammals when they rise to blow. After weeks of hunting, the catch may number half a dozen. The whole village takes part inthebutchering and storing of the meat. At season's end the Eskimos feast for three days. They spur appetites with such titbits as chunks of raw whale kidneys, tongues, hearts, and skin.