Dating Ancient Sites on the North Slope (Anne Jensen)

Video Shot in: 2009

Dr. Anne Jenson talks about how the Thule people of Alaska have adapted Yankee whaling technology to their own culture over time. She describes how Charlie Brower introduced the use of Yankee gear to Thule culture and how the community initially doubted its effectiveness. Over time, however, the native community accepted Yankee gear as it proved successful in catching whales. Thule people have continued to adapt and modernize their whaling techniques over the years.