The Far North Culture: The Arctic The Subarctic Much of the environment of the Subarctic and Arctic Native Cultures are located throughout Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Siberia. This land was varied with the environment similar to the lower cultures like Northwest Coast and Plains to extremely difficult environments extending to the Arctic circle. All of which made these cultures develop in very distinct ways. Less extreme Environments of Subarctic tribes: The Haida, Cree, Blackfeet are some of the tribes in the Subarctic Inuit children, their clothes, and their environment Boots made from different animals Clothing and family life of the Far North. Being mostly nomadic, families worked together in most ways. Life was very communal because of the extreme environmental conditions Animals hunted by the Far North Cultures: Polar Bear Musk ox Herding and hunting Caribou Inuit hunting for seal Bowhead whale: Whale fat was used for food, fuel, and cover their skin like lotion. Whale bone used for tools, weapons, and art Homes of the Subarctic and Arctic: Sod house of the Subarctic Native Tribes Inside of the Sod house of the Subarctic Family near their pit house Igloos were short term and long term temporary homes. These were made out of ice /snow blocks. Some had multiple rooms Travel : Dogsleds were and still are a main way of travel in the Far North Inuit Kayaks helped travel, hunt and fish Umiaks were larger and could hold up to 60 people. Good for travel and hunting for whale Inuit Art. Scrimshaw Carving on whale bone. Below: Inuit sunglasses!