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In Inuit mythology, Nanook was the master of bears, meaning he decided if hunters had followed all applicable taboos and if they deserved success in hunting bears. Inuit mythology has many similarities to the religions of other polar regions. ... Genera Ailuropoda Ursus Tremarctos Arctodus(extinct) A bear is a very large mammal of the order Carnivora, family Ursidae. ... A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) relating to any area of human activity or social custom declared as sacred and forbidden; breaking of the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society. ...


Nanook is the mascot of the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club and of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is depicted as a stylized polar bear. The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the Fairbanks branch and flagship institution of the University of Alaska System, and is abbreviated as UAF. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, as well as the site at which the Alaska State Constitution was signed. ... Binomial name Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774 The Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), aka white bear aka northern bear aka sea bear, is a large bear native to the Arctic. ...


The 1922 Robert Flaherty-directed movie Nanook of the North named its main character after him. 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Robert Joseph Flaherty (February 16, 1884, Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States - July 23, 1951, Dummerston, Vermont) was a filmmaker who directed and produced the first feature length documentary (Nanook of the North) in 1922. ... Promotional poster for Nanook of the North Nanook of the North is a silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty, released in 1922. ...


Nanook is also Inuktitut for "polar bear". Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ...


Nanook is also used by some American Indians as a term to identify the whiteman often considered derogatory. A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, about 1908 Native Americans â€“ also Indians, American Indians, First Nations, First Peoples, Indigenous Peoples of America, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerind, Native Canadians (or of other nations) â€“ are those peoples indigenous to the Americas, living there prior to European colonization and...


Frank Zappa wrote a song called "Nanook Rubs It", a part of Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, first appearing on his 1974 album Apostrophe. Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Apostrophe () is an album by Frank Zappa, who released it in April 1974, in both the stereo and quadraphonic formats. ...


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In Inuit mythology, Nanook was the master of bears, meaning he decided if hunters had followed all applicable taboos and if they deserved success in hunting bears.
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