In her late sixties Lily paid three visits to the Inuit in Northern Canada. A dog sled ride took her well beyond the Polar circle. To her disappoinment very little remained of the traditional Inuit culture, which she had hoped to encounter. The individuals she met on her journey had exchanged their traditional way of life – with the assistance of the Canadian government – for permanent housing and Western clothing. They no longer hunted for food, but bought it at the supermarket. Nevertheless she was able to persuade several of them, both young and old, to pose for her in the original Inuit summer- and winter wear, which had been preserved here and there for special occasions.