An Eskimo open boat made with skin stretched over a wooden frame.
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- Here they would assemble with their great walrus - skin boats, or oomiaks, to make ready for their annual trading cruise to Siberia.
- Called by some the Old Bering Sea Cultures, these early inhabitants traveled by kayak and umiak skin boats in the warmer months, and by sled in the winter.
- For example, Therkel Mathiassen, who defined and named the Thule culture, identified dog sleds, umiaks, and kayaks as key Thule traits.
from Inuit umiaq.
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