Friday, February 25, 2005

Is it Inuit Art or Eskimo Art?

There's always the ongoing debate whether the term Inuit art or Eskimo art should be used. The Inuit in Canada consider the term 'Eskimo' to be derogatory. However, many western Alaskan natives do not refer to themselves as Inuit (since they do not speak the Inuit language) and still call themselves Eskimos. Here is an article that discusses this issue further;

http://www.isteve.com/2002_Name_Game_Inuit_or_Eskimo.htm

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