The soul associated with respiration was called umaffia (place of life) and the personal soul of a child was called tarneq (corresponding to the nappan of the Copper Eskimos).
The Netsilik (and Copper Eskimos) held that Sila originated as a giant baby whose parents were killed in combat between giants.
Genetic studies have shown that Paleo-Eskimos were of different stock from other Native Americans.
Eskimos throughout the U.S. and Canada live in largely settled communities, working for corporations and unions, and have come to embrace other cultures and contemporary conveniences in their lifestyle.
Eskimos or Esquimaux is a term referring to aboriginal people who, together with the related Aleuts, inhabit the circumpolar region, excluding Scandinavia and most of Russia, but including the easternmost portions of Siberia.