INUINNAQTUN PITIKSILIURNIQ

THE INUINNAQTUN BOW MAKING TRADITION

HANAVIK - THE WORKING PLACE

Innuinait tradition required that tool making and repairing activities be conducted away from the tent.  The place where the men from camp would gather to work on their tools was called the hanavik or working place.

Copper Inuk man hammering out arrowheads, Coppermine River June 1, 1916 (John Ruggles Cox/CMH/39673)

Inuk man making arrows at Armstrong Point, Northwest Territories, May 19, 1916 (John Hadley/CMH/63447)

Avrunna repairing his bow at Lake Ammalurtuq, 29 July 1915. (Diamond Jenness/CMH/37058)

Coronation Gulf Eskimo, Kox-shuk-tok, seated in front of his tent, putting sinew lashing for backing on three-piece bow lashed to another piece of wood to hold it rigid.Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition, 1908-1912, 10 am. (Rudolph Martin Anderson/Library and Archives Canada/PA-127405)

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