The story behind Rue des Inuit


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This Inupiat Inuit mother, father and son were photographed in Noatak, Alaska, circa 1929 by Edward S. Curtis.

This street is named for the Aboriginal peoples who live in the northern regions of Canada. Historically, the Inuit were called “Eskimos,” a term that came into use in the 17th century to describe people inhabiting the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Siberia.