Mark Kallauk Collection, 006, Nunavut Department of Education Curriculum and School Services.

Moving camp with dogs summer

Moving camp with dogs summer.

Dogs wore packs or pulled a travois-style sled in the summer. Usually the women and children walked with the dogs while the men may travel with the qajaq up rivers or along the coast.


Dogs became very proficient at moving between camps and often found their way to a camp on their own. If you wanted the dogs to maintain the pace of the group, however, often a front paw was hobbled to slow their pace.