This frame of would be covered with canvas to become a useable summer dwelling, qalluvik. A tent like this covered with skins is called an Itchellik by the Nunamiut. A tepee style tent with one pole in the middle is called a napattaq tupiq.
Title from handwritten caption on image, written by survey leader O.M. Leland. Full caption: Camp Lavabliss - Blue River 1908; first camp on the lava. From left, P.H. Boothroyd, Mitwich, Parmenter, J. Hill, Kruse and Ray.