"*One of the most remarkable periods of Inuit history occurred about 1000 years ago. At that time, the climate was slightly warmer than present, and summer sea ice was less extensive. The relatively ice-free seas of the Canadian Arctic, and the large populations of whales and other sea mammals inhabiting them, tempted ancestral Inuit to begin moving eastward from their Alaskan homelands. Between about A.D. 1000 and 1200, the Inuit occupied most of Arctic Canada and Greenland. These early Inuit are known as Thule people (pronounced Too-lee), since their archaeological remains were first discovered near the Greenlandic settlement of that name. *"
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Photo taken in Resolute, NU, Canada
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