Helen Kalvak

Travelling by Dog Team

1964
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In a 2004 interview published in Uqalurait, elder Jose Angutingurniq discussed how “People did a lot of walking. They may have been well off for food, but as they sometimes could only afford two dogs, they helped haul the sled ... the older children and wives would also help. They would be called uniaqtut, and [they] pulled the sled along from the sides. The woman walked ahead pulling on a rope and breaking the trail. She is also pulling, and so is certainly uniaqtuq, but in addition she is leading the dogs, and this is called qamagaqtuq.”
Artist
Title
Travelling by Dog Team
Date
1964
Medium
Drawing
Materials
graphite on grey wove paper
Dimensions
32 x 48.1 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
Rights
© Public Trustee of Nunavut. Estate of Helen Kalvak
Accession number
36363

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