Of course, Morgan can sell movies about ice formations to the eskimos.
What to do with the majestic but little seen The White Dawn (1974), a story of stranded whalers rescued by eskimos in the Arctic.
There is a persistent and erroneous belief that the eskimos have 50 (or 70, or 300) words for snow.
But it is as an interpreter of native life, of the ways and customs of the eskimos, that he has done his greatest work.
One of the eskimos rose and removed a piece of bacon from a nail in the wall.
Whenever he did so one or the other, or both of the eskimos were gazing stolidly at him.
Gold-bearing creeks and rivers were little thought of by the eskimos.
As they came closer Curlie became convinced that they were Indians and not eskimos as he had supposed them to be.
The original natives of the Labrador were eskimos and bands of roving Indians.
He was up in the Lake Hazen region with his eskimos, and he had left them at the igloo while he looked around for game.
1580s, from Danish Eskimo or Middle French Esquimaux (plural), both probably from an Algonquian word, such as Abenaki askimo (plural askimoak), Ojibwa ashkimeq, traditionally said to mean literally "eaters of raw meat," from Proto-Algonquian *ask- "raw" + *-imo "eat." Research from 1980s in linguistics of the region suggests this derivation, though widely credited there, might be inaccurate or incomplete, and the word might mean "snowshoe-netter." Cf. also Innuit. Eskimo pie "chocolate-coated ice cream bar" introduced 1921.
A widely dispersed group of peoples in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Siberia, who have traditionally survived primarily by hunting and fishing. Despite the isolation of Eskimo communities, the Eskimos display a strong cultural, racial, and linguistic unity. Many Eskimos, especially those in Canada, prefer the name Inuit.
Note: Most people picture isolated Eskimos living in igloos and driving dogsleds; however, contact with outsiders has resulted in adoption of permanent housing settlements, snowmobiles and motorboats, and modern hunting equipment.
Note: Christianity has replaced many traditional religious beliefs. Efforts by federal governments to incorporate Eskimo societies have included establishment of schools in Eskimo communities and opportunities to participate in the larger government and economy.