This large bone is a mere small section of a bowhead whale's skeleton. Among the Inuit of the Arctic, hunting whales is permitted and part of the culture.
Here we have the polar bear, the mighty giant of the far north.
Moving on, this area begins to look at the Arctic as it was, from millions of years ago to more recent thousands of years ago, with panels and specimens of ancient life, such as puijila darwini.
This is the High Arctic Camel.
Here we have the skull of a mammoth.
Panels look at animals that are long since extinct but once roamed the far north.
Here we have for comparison the same bone of two different species, the contemporary beaver and the giant beaver.
While indigenous peoples were in the far north for thousands of years, in more recent centuries others from the outside began making their way into the area. We'll pick up here tomorrow.