An Inuit Dart game is played quite differently than pub and tavern dart games. Within the traditional tool kit of the Inuit hunter were a number of devices used for drilling holes. One was the Niortut - a shaft made from caribou antler with a point made of caribou or polar bear bone, but later the point was made from a piece of metal such as a nail. The top end of the shaft was tapered to fit into a bone "mouth piece" - the Kingmiark. A similar device was the Puttu - used for putting holes into a hard object. A third device, the Kikiadlaksit, was used especially to drill holes into the splicings and bindings of a kayak frame. (E.H. Mitchell, Canadian Eskimo Artifacts, Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers, 1970).
E.H. Mitchell, Canadian Eskimo Artifacts, Canadian Arctic Producers
Canadian Heritage Information Network, The Canadian Canoe Museum; The Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games; Musée des Abénakis; Museum of Anthropology; St. Boniface Museum; Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian; Woodland Cultural Centre; Sport Canada; 2002 North American Indigenous Games Host Society; North American Indigenous Games Council; Aboriginal Sport Circle

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