Unformatted text preview: Prior to the reading about the Inuit I had always seen them as the last “true” Native Americans. They were not as mixed into mainstream society as many other tribes and from what I had previously seen I felt as if they were very happy with their lifestyle. I was completely oblivious to the issue of toxins in their community. I had knowledge of the pollution in that part of the country but I had never sat back and thought about the people who actually live off of the land. I had thought of the animals themselves but not those who survive off of the animals. As compared to other Native American tribes, the Inuit may be force to change their lifestyle due to the environment not due to assimilation to mainstream society. Either way, if things do not change, the Inuit could soon become another Native American tribe to become extinct. Question: Does lack of concern for these relate to the lack of media attention available to Native Americans?...
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- Summer '11
- Native Americans in the United States, Inuit