Inuit Sports
by Augie, Justin and Nick V.

 

Inuit and Canadian Sports are very different than our sports here. Like in Canadian football they have 3 downs, there’s a curling club instead of a bowling alley, golf is played on gravel and baseball has 2 bases.

In Canada they play a game called The Head Pull. Big strong men pull on each others heads. Two Inuits lie face to face on their bellies and their heads are linked by a loop of canvas cargo webbing. At the signal they pull each others heads across the line on the floor.

In Canada they also play a game called Three Man Morris. In North America it is known as Tic-Tac-Toe. The game board has a brownish color and is made out of leather. There are 9 squares on the game board just like our Tic-Tac-Toe boards. You win the game the same way too. You have to get three of your pieces in a row diagonally, horizontally or vertically.

Inuit’s also have traditional hunting. Hunting is very important to the Inuits because it’s a very important way to get food, tools and clothing. They hunt muskox, caribou, grizzly bears, polar bears, wolves, walrus, seals and fish. Inuit’s used hand made bows, arrows and spears to kill game.

We decided to right about Inuit Sports because we thought that it was really interesting and the writers of the websites we used did a great job.

 Thanks to Boyd Warner and the other nice people at http://www.adventurenw.com/hunting.shtml 
for letting us use some of their cool photos.

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