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Creator:
Hubbard, Bernard R (Bernard Rosecrans) 1888-1962  Search this
Physical description:
360 ft (10 min) sound b&w video
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
North America
Date:
1939
Notes:
Supplementary materials: 1
Summary:
Edited film depicting Hubbard's <umiaq> trip which was taken in search of evidence to support his theory that the Eskimos had migrated recently to North America from Asia. Voyage is from King Island to Barrow, Alaska showing scenes along the way at Wainwright, Point Lay (children playing teeter-totter and blanket toss), and Point Barrow. Also shown are the Inupiat of King Island constructing the umiaq including making a driftwood frame and women sewing on the walrus hide cover. Film concludes with Hubbard and crew returning to King Island before a storm (shown are shots of "pancake" and "lily pad" ice) and the King Islanders dancing.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.4
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219189