Who lives along the Bering Strait?

Natives live along the Bering Strait, particularly the Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimos (nps.gov).

How do the Natives obtain comestibles?

The Natives hunt walrus for its hide, ivory, and meat; for food, boat coverings, rope, containers, drums, and artistic carvings (nps.gov).

Where is it?

It is between Cape Dezhnev, Russia, and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska (worldatlas).
Its relative position is slightly south of the Arctic Circle (worldatlas).

Who can hunt walrus along the Bering Strait?

Only the Natives who live along the coast may hunt walrus (eed).
Any harvested walrus must be fully used, as well as tagged within 30 days (eed).

What do the Natives call the Bering Strait?

The Natives know it as Imakpik (nas). This means “Big Container”.

Do all the Natives speak the same language, essentially?

No. The Natives speak many languages, including Aleut, Alutiiq, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Central Yupik, Siberian Yupik, Tanaina, Deg Hit’an, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Inupiaq, Gwich’in, Han, Tanana, Tanacross, Upper Tanana, and Ahtma (extension).


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"Bering Strait." WorldAtlas.com. Web. 11 May 2010. <http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/bering.htm>.

"FACT SHEET." HUNTING AND USE OF WALRUS BY ALASKA NATIVES. Fish and Wildlife Service. Web. 11 May 2010. <http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/pdf/Hunting_and_Use_of_Walrus_by_AK_Natives.pdf>.

Forbes, Jack D. "Native Intelligence." Native Intelligence. Web. 11 May 2010. http://nas.ucdavis.edu/Forbes/Colonialism_Names.pdf.

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Welcome to the Bering Strait! Did you know, you can walk across the Bering Strait in the right conditions? Mind you, it is rather difficult. No curvature in this Strait. =)