These wooden dolls were the most common toys for the girls and often for boys, They would
pretend to be husband and wives with children and other members of the family.
The father and the younger brothers' wives would
pretend to be sisters-in-law and their children would pretend to be nephews and they would
really pretend to play as the actual family life.
They would pretend to live in different villages and
they would pretend to go and get wives from other villages.
They would also pretend to have White men come into
their villages and they would also pretend to have to leave to go to hospitals.
They would also pretend to have women be pregnant and
they would also pretend to deliver the women's babies.
They would pretend to go out on the land and pretend
to be stuck and then they would get hungry and they would also pretend to go and buy food and pretend to hunt animals.
They would pretend to tell their children what to do
to help them.
They would pretend to worry about the
clothing their children or their families would need.
These dolls are used in this presentation
to illustrate the type of clothing worn by the Inuit during the different seasons.