In order to find out about the somewhat more interesting way Inuit have adapted to their environment, you would have to become their guest. By day she collected chips from icebergs which she melted into water. We still put family, environment and community before us. A good amount of strength was required to construct Inuit shelters. It is true that modern research has sought to show that marriage between kinsfolk is not injurious; but whether well-founded or not, the contrary belief has undoubtedly been entertained, and from it the law of exogamy would naturally follow. Plutarch says of the Romans that in earlier times they no more thought of marrying women of the same stock than they would in his day think of marrying aunts or cousins. Their habit of exchanging wives, for example, and their treatment of barren women, seems to us wanton and immoral; but when we remember that the production of offspring is the great end and aim of their conduct, and reflect what an all-important matter this is for them, we may perhaps pass a somewhat milder judgment. It is as if the genes in his body, using him as a mere vehicle to get into the next generation by shaping his decisions "understand" that there is a need for genetic variability and therefore embrace his sister banging random strangers so he can invest in their common, genetically superior offspring. Women started by finding work as domestic servants, store clerks, hospital aides, classroom assistants, interpreters, and in weaving and knitting shops. It is not the business of the community, but simply of the murdered man's nearest relatives, to take revenge for his death, if they are in a position to do so; and thus we find, even among this peaceable folk, traces of a sort of blood-feud, though the practice is but slightly developed, and the duty does not, as a rule, seem to weigh heavily upon the survivors. Skins had to be scraped, stretched, and softened before they were ready to be sewn. But their journey, scheduled to take four days, became ten due to appalling travelling conditions.