Photo #11

Pretending to Be Strong for Outsiders
Zebedee Enoogoo
1931, Arctic Bay, Nunavut –

Graphite on paper
© Canadian Museum of History, IV-C-8231

Inscription: "In the old days, when non-Inuit were arriving, scary beings called Ijirait came, and Inuit would be afraid. So they would inflate their sealskin floats and toss them up in the air. When non-Inuit saw them throwing the floats up in the air, they would think Inuit were very strong because they were tossing big boulders up in the air."

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