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Eskimo Sled Plans

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Category:Sleds of all types
Date added:2011-09-08
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Eskimo Sled plansFree Eskimo Sled plans - Somewhere among my notes I have a century old copperplate print of one of these Eskimo sleds and it represents a sledge all made of bones lashed together with thongs. You see, the Eskimos had no wood, that is, none but the driftwood that they may find in some places on the shores--no trees grow in their country-- so they were forced to make these dog sleds of the bones of the creatures they killed. The flat faced, fur-clad people had no iron to put on the runners of their sleds, consequently they shod their runners with ice. Lately I have seen a moving-picture showing an old Eskimo doing this with his bare bands.


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