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Unformatted text preview: Additional Lecture Notes Dr. Kingston Record of King Island origin story: (1) Edward Curtis recorded 1930; (2) Frances Anna Ross recorded in mid-30s and she wrote a thesis in 1958. Significance of origin story: life is harsh in the Arctic; King Island offers enough food resources to support the people--enough to support 1-200 people, including elderly and children. Alaska has the stereotype of not having enough food and the island is quite rocky, but walrus floated right by on ice leads only a mile offshore. Hunting : Walruses are the mainstay of subsistence for King Islanders. They hunted four different varieties. When they hunt the walrus, hunters go out on the shore ice. They walk out and jump onto an ice lead (a floating chunk of ice) where walrus are lying. Sometimes the space between the ice leads can open up and men are caught out on the ice. There are stories of three men who were caught; only one survived because he was able to walk over the ice to the mainland. In addition, hunters/ fishers maintain a hole in the shore ice through the winter to catch mainland....
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course ANTH 110 taught by Professor Videocourse during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.
- Winter '08