National Geographic : 1954 Jan
(.National Geographic Society + After the Exciting Walrus Shoot Comes the Tiresome Task of Butchering Walrus, shot in mass attacks as they ride north on ice pans, provide King Islanders with hides, meat, and ivory. Here two animals are stretched on the ice, an other is rope-anchored, and a 200-pound calf is dragged half out of water. The author took part in this hunt. ' An Eskimo Woman Splits Walrus Hide with Steady Hand and Sharp Knife Outer skins cover umiaks, the Eskimos' big canoes; the inner layer goes into roofing. Only old hands are trusted with the delicate splitting job. This mother has had glasses fitted in Nome. Dogs and sleds have already hauled away the walrus meat.