Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inuit Man in a Kayak, c. 1929

This is an image of an Inupiat from Noatak, Alaska. He is using what was known as qajaq, constructed from a rigid frame covered with seal skins. It appears that the Inuit name for this boat is the origin on the word “kayak”.

This image can be found in the US Library of Congress.

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