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Inupiats – Alaska’s native people. They related to the Inuits or Eskimos. They primarily live on shore of the Arctic Ocean and North Slope of Alaska. In ancient times separate groups of Inupiats occupied the territory between Norton Sound near the Bering Strait and the Canadian border. Some of them were settled, and some went long way to hunt collectively for whales, caribou, and other animals. Nowadays subsistence of many Inupiats is hunting, fishing, and gathering. The Inupiats have several large spots in Alaska that are expected to be rich in hydrocarbons.
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