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Re: Do you live in igloos? Or regular houses?


From: "Igor Krupnik" <answer6@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Do you live in igloos? Or regular houses?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:39:38 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 1:31 PM
Subject: Do you live in igloos? Or regular houses?


>Joe b. asks this Question:
>
>Do you live in igloos? Or regular houses?
>
>
>Answer:
>Well, nobody lives in igloos anymore, and there are probably not too many
people who still can build a real snow-house (which is 'igloo'). In the
villages--
all across the Arctic-- people live in modern frame houses, with running
water,
electricity, phones, TV, computers, etc. But many people live seasonally in
tents, log-cabins, and skin-tents made of reindeer hides (in Siberia).  That
'seasonal life' may last as long as from a few days/weeks  to several month
a year. So, there are still thousands of people in the Arctic who know how
to build (and to make) a skin-tent, who to run a camp life in the bush or on
the Arctic coast without any modern utilities, just living up by hunting and
fishing
>

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