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Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

Vocabulary

bounce
fur
pounding
rendezvous
seal
supply
toss
trampoline
trapper
walrus

spring or leap like a ball
thick animal hair
beating, hitting repeatedly
meeting at a pre-arranged place
an aquatic mammal prized for its fur
materials kept in stock for future use
throw lightly
athletic equipment used for jumping into the air
person who catches wild animals for a living
large seal-like mammal with tusks 

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Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
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Post-Reading Questions

Who is considered the winner of Blanket Toss Event?

Where is the game often played?

When did this game start?

Answers

1. The player who bounces the highest

2. At festivals and other Inuit celebrations

3. When mountain men, Inuits and fur traders used to meet at a pre-arranged place in the early spring of each year.

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