National Geographic : 1940 Jul
Eskimo Staff of Life Is the Walrus-Flesh Serves as Food, Hides for Leather, and Tusks forCarving Hunters stalk the walrus by paddling near a herd in their kayaks. At the right moment they harpoon the animals, which immediately sink. Inflated sealskin floats, attached to the harpoon lines, prevent loss, and the carcasses are hauled up on the ice and cut up. Later a large umiak, orskin boat, loaded almost tosub mersion, carries the meat, hides, and tusks to shore. Every part of the animal is saved, even the intestines, whichare used for windowpanes.