Most Eskimos Don't Live in Igloos

The igloo is the most common symbol identified with Eskimos, yet most Eskimos don't live in what most people think an igloo is.

Igloo is simply the Eskimo word for "house." So, technically, most eskimos do live in igloos, as they define them, but not as most people think of them.

Mainly through the use of cartoons, people have long thought that Eskimos live in the rounded ice houses in order to keep warm in the cold climates in which they live. This might have been true originally, but it's not true now.

Nowadays, Eskimos live in wood, stone, and even cement buildings. They have heating devices that keep them warm in the colder months.



March 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I had no idea! What a funny picture...


March 3, 2009 at 11:26 AM

I did not know this, blog is interesting and the story too.

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