"Esquimaux Game of Snap-the-Whip"

"Esquimaux Game of Snap-the-Whip"
Clip: 493584_1_1
Year Shot: 1901 (Actual Year)
Audio: No
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1151
Original Film: H7499
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Timecode: 00:51:43 - 00:52:21

Entertainment at the Esquimaux Village at the Pan American Exposition, 1901. Visitors were promised a look at Eskimos in their natural surroundings pursuing their usual pastimes. 2 Eskimo men are snapping whips on the ground, in some sort of game or contest - -maybe they are hitting some sort of targets? (it's hard to see). 2 other Eskimos, a man and a woman, stand watching them, in front of a large tipi (tepee?) of animal skins; icy Arctic scenery in BG.