Mary Edetoak, a patient, who still has traditional Inuit tattoos

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    Charles Camsell Indian Hospital, Edmonton (Alta.):
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    1 photograph : b&w negative.
    Inventory no.: 28020
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    Photograph taken in Edmonton, Alberta. NFB Photo Story: Charles Camsell Indian Hospital: For An Excusive Clientele.
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    Historically, all Inuit women received tattoos as a rite of passage. They were most often on the face and hands but could also be on the arms, legs, and/or chest.
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    Title based on the following caption from the NFB Photo Story: Among the hospital's Eskimo patients is Mary Edetoak from Spence Bay. She belongs to one of the few remaining groups who still use tattoo marks; the custom is losing popularity with the younger generations.
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    1971-271 NPC
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    Credit: Library and Archives Canada/National Film Board fonds/e011176882; Copyright: Expired; Restrictions on Use: Nil

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