“Come winter they stayed in their cabins; their women were kept busy with cooking and making furs into beautiful parkas and mukluks and the men were busy fashioning new harpoons, spears, bows, and arrows for the great hunts to come. They enlivened the dark long hours by story telling, or playing games of skill with each other.
On special feast days, or when visitors arrived from some distant settlement, all the people would gather in the large feast house where they would exchange gifts of all kinds. There would be much gossiping and story telling and laughing, followed by dancing and singing to the beat of the big drum. This would go on for hours and hours, seemingly without an end. ”