Building an Igloo

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Here, accomplished photographer Steltzer accompanies Tookillkee Kiguktak and one of his sons, Jopee, Inuit from Ellesmere Island, as they build an igloo.

 

First you find some really good snow. Then you have to check the depth. Make a circle as big around as you want your igloo to be. You’re going to need a saw for the blocks, and you’d better outline before you saw, so they’ll be the right size and shape. Here, accomplished photographer Steltzer accompanies Tookillkee Kiguktak and one of his sons, Jopee, Inuit from Ellesmere Island, as they build an igloo. This is a beautiful and simple book about today’s people living and adapting as people always do: “It is evening. Father and son settle down inside. They look out on the frozen ocean. Tomorrow will be a day of hunting.”

 


Author: Ulli Steltzer

Illustrations: Black and white photos by Ulli Steltzer

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1981

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Inuit