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Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

Short excerpt from America's Library article:

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

A Local Legacy

This game started when mountain men, Inuits and fur traders used to meet in a pre-arranged place in the early spring each year to trade their winter's kills (furs) for cash and supplies.

I. Vocabulary words from this article :

bounce

fur

pounding

rendezvous

seal

supply

toss

trampoline

trapper

walrus

Click here for a vocabulary matching exercise.

II. Pre-Reading Questions

Can you guess what the "Inuit Blanket Toss" is?

Where do you think this event is held?

III. Reading Time

Click here to read the article.

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

Who is considered the winner of Blanket Toss Event?

Where is the game often played?

When did this game start?

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16