Historic Inuit Facial Tattoo Pictures
As I was researching online the other day I found these amazing photos taken in 1937 by the Photographer Donald B. Marsh. They Were taken at Eskimo Point, N.W.T., [Arviat (formerly Eskimo Point), Nunavut] and I found them at the Canadian Library and Archive.
I found some other also at the Canadian Library and Archive, these are in 1905 in the North West Territories taken by J.E. Bernier.
(Hudson Bay Expedition aboard CGS “Arctic” 1904-05)
On the caption card: “This picture is to show the tattooing marks of the different tribes. L to R (standing): Maria represents the tattooing of the Nectchillic; 2nd – tattooing of the Kenepetu tribe; 3rd – tattooing of the Iwilic tribe. L to R (sitting): 1st – Pikey – tattooing of the Kiddlinmuit; 2nd – Hattie of the Iglulik tribe; 3rd – Nellie – of the Southhampton Island tribe. Taken March 8, 1905. Cape Fullerton, N.W.T.”
Check out the Library adn Archive Website for more Historical photos of Canada at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca