In the Arctic, survival is paramount. Yet, for thousands of years, people have made their home in present-day Canada and Alaska among the snow and ice. They value sharing and working together to make the coldest, toughest times of the year bearable. Through migration, hunting, and fishing, the peoples of the North American Arctic have made the best of their environment. Readers discover how and why people settled so far north as well as how they lived. Historical images and photographs showcase the tools, homes, and clothing of the Arctic peoples, while fact boxes offer more insight into their culture.