National Geographic : 1982 Mar
Technology comes north to ease the Inuit's adjustment to settled life. When they followed migrating herds of caribou across the Barren Grounds,they were themselves stalked by disease and famine. Now the government provides houses, medical care, and unemployment assistance,but the people still hunt for some food and clothing. Oblivious to a TV videotape, Theresa Tartak and Pelagie Kubluitok (left) prepare caribouskins for outerwear. An arcade at Chesterfield Inlet (above) drawsyoungsters after school. Manager of the Hudson's Bay Company store, MarcelMason, at left-like traders before him-marriedan Inuk woman. The cash he pays for furs often buys snowmobiles and all-terrainvehicles like that driven by a mother in Rankin Inlet (right).