Saturday, October 17, 2020

Artifacts

This is a life sized model reproduction of a man who lived eight hundred years ago. Called Nuvumiutaq, he lived in Arctic Bay as a hunter. The reproduction is the work of collaboration between the museum and the local community, including reproductions of the tools found with him.

These are pipes of the Iroquois peoples.


Change was coming, however, with the first confirmed outsiders coming into what they called the New World.


It began a thousand years ago with the Vikings.

23 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I have recently visited a museum in the Finnish Lapland which had a section quite similar to this.

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  2. Delighted to meet Mr Nuvumiutaq. An interesting culture of which I know far too little - but you're slowly educating me!

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  3. It is interesting to learn about their way of life in the ancient days.

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  4. Hello,
    It is an interesting exhibit and a great museum!
    Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. @Italiafinlandia: I've been reading a book which continually references the Sami people of Scandinavia.

    @John: thank you.

    @Nancy: it is.

    @Eileen: indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks.

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  6. ...wonderful clues to the past!

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  7. I love the Nuvumiutaq reproduction.

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  8. Fascinating! I am interested in those tools, and learning more about this time.

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  9. He would be shocked by what he would see today.

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  10. Love how the museum collaborated with the community.

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  11. Quite the collection of artifacts ~ Gorgeous autumn header ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Nuvumiutaq reminds me of the American actor, Charles Bronson.

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  13. That is a fabulous model of him. Those Vikings sure got around a lot in their ships.

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  14. That reproduction of the man is so life like.

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  15. A great recreation, he looks so real.

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  16. the reproduction really is so life like.

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  17. The pipes make a communal as well as a personal connection with these people.

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  18. Les Vikings! So cool, William. Love meeting the First Nations man too

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  19. The Iroquois people covered a huge amount of land.

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  20. Pretty neat! When I was a kid, I loved wandering through the Smithsonian seeing the dioramas.

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