The Yukon River (Rivers in World History) by Tim McNeese

By Tim McNeese

New sequence offers six rivers from world wide in a mixed geographical & old point of view. files how those waterways have been corridors for exploration, cultural alternate, clash, migrations, alternate & financial improvement. In northwest North the US, the Yukon River is navigable for under three months a 12 months. a while 16+.

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As a people, the Inuits were and remain short in stature, with brownish skin and coarse black hair. They lived in small, multifamily units, with perhaps as many as eight or ten families in the same village. Only rarely would an Inuit village be home to more than 200 people. Each family was considered the core part of Inuit society, but more than one family might often live under the same roof. For thousands of years, the Inuits have lived in sodden igloos, fashioned out of a “framework of whalebones and The People of the River driftwood,” 18 with squares of sod used to seal over the sides and roof.

19 A small fire might be used for cooking, with the smoke escaping through a smoke hole in the roof. During rain or snowstorms, the smoke hole might be covered over with seal gut. The gut was partially translucent, allowing some light into the sod igloo. Another building could be found in an Inuit village that was the center of life for the residents: The kashim was a community gathering house, where tribal members met and socialized and engaged in dances, songs, games, and even religious ceremonies.

41 His voyage from Fort Selkirk had The Explorations of Robert Campbell proven once and for all that Fort Selkirk and Fort Yukon were, indeed, on the same water route. After a break from the challenges of the river, Campbell and his intrepid party continued their explorations, moving up the Porcupine and Bell Rivers, followed by an overland trek and then passage up the Mackenzie River north to Fort Simpson, regional headquarters of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Once he and his men had accumulated a significant supply of trade goods and food provisions for themselves, they set out back south to Fort Yukon and then up the river for the return trip to Fort Selkirk, reaching the fort by October 1851.

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