Too hurt after losing his wife, Conor hides Saorsie's sealskin
fur coat from her, thinking he is protecting her.
* In 1830-33 the Enderby ships Tula and Lively under John Biscoe circumnavigated Antarctica, discovering Enderby Land (the first unequivocal sightings of land in Greater Antarctica), discovering and annexing Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula, and visiting the South Sandwich, South Shetland, Falkland, Chatham and Bounty Islands, but bringing home only 30 sealskins
for the entire voyage (Biscoe 1833; Cumpston 1962).
Using the number of sealskins
sold, or the money received from sealskins
by individuals, or both, Clyde River hunters were stratified as either Intensive or Active harvesters according to one of two criteria: whether they had traded a minimum of 50 ringed sealskins
(approximating a harvest of one seal per week in that year) or whether they had earned more than $999.00 from sealskins
in Warm Weather," 21; Zwick, Inuit Entertainers, 19; "Exodus of Eskimo: Five Families Desert the World's Fair Village," Chicago Inter Ocean, April 21, 1893, 1; and "As Esquimaux Revolt: Children of the North Object to Being Treated as Slaves," Chicago Inter Ocean, March 31, 1893, 7.
Sometimes, the jumper will throw gifts to the crowd below or even fling an inflated sealskin
float, like a balloon, while in the air.
As part of our course, Tauki, Taina, Ooleepa and Alookie teach us to work sealskins
. Swatting at clouds of mosquitoes, they spend hours patiently scraping and stomping and crumpling and scraping again until a dried skin is transformed into supple leather and glowing fur.
As director Zacharias Kunuk explains in relation to his film practice in general, when "we had a scene that needed a sealskin
The owners of an inn in The Hague had charged admission to see the mother and daughter dressed in their sealskins
Apparently someone in Scotland would like to purchase some of the sealskins
to make into sporrans.
Whites lived in two-storey homes with forced air heat, Inuit lived in a variety of tiny shacks surrounded by dogs, broken ski-doos, remains of seal and caribou carcasses, and sealskins
stretched taut on wooden frames to bleach the scraped hide in the sun.
A large number of sealskins
belonging to Lord and other merchants were also loaded, destined for London.
On sale also are ivory and sealskins
from the polar region, bearskins, and fox furs of many hues, recalling the independent spirit that is Bergen.