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Indigenous Ingenuity: Snow Goggles

When you hear “snow goggles”, you probably think of skiing or snowboarding. Goggles are important for winter sports to keep wind, snow, and sun out of your eyes. Of course, the Indigenous peoples of the Arctic are experts in snow and had to manage the snow’s bright reflection for millenia. How did they do it?  Before foam and plastic ski goggles, there were snow goggles made from wood, bone, and antler. There are hundreds of examples of snow goggles, also called Inuit goggles, and snow visors in museums, and Alaskan Natives continued to use them into the twentieth century. They…

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