Dressing for Arctic Exploration
Samuel Entrikin like some other explorers respected Inuit knowledge about how to adapt to Arctic conditions. Here he is photographed in a seal skin suit made in Greenland. He often wore it when giving his lectures to help set the stage.
With centuries of experience in the Arctic climate, Inuit traditionally dressed in tight-fitting, double-layer parkas with hood, double-layer trousers, stockings, mittens, and boots. These parkas and trousers were usually made of caribou, or sometimes polar bear, as their hairs were hollow allowing for air insul