Walking on the Land

Walking on the Land

Book - 2001
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Using one of his own trips through the Eastern Arctic as a starting point, Farley Mowat interweaves the stories of the Barren Ground Inuit with stunning, lyrical descriptions of the Northern landscape.

With great beauty and terrible anguish, Mowat traces the history of the Inuit, revealing how the arrival of the Kablunait -- white man -- in the early part of the century and the subsequent obliteration of the caribou herds combined to unleash a series of famines and epidemics that virtually wiped out the Barren Ground Inuit population.

Full of larger-than-life characters -- old-time Hudson's Bay company men, eccentric priests, wild bush pilots and well-meaning interlopers -- Walking on the Land is an unforgettable account by one of Canada's most committed and impassioned voices.
Publisher: South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, c2001
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781586420246
1586420240
Characteristics: 208 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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paulbarthol
Mar 17, 2017

The lesson I took away from this story is: do not entrust your survival (or that of your community) to outside corporations, institutions, or government agencies.

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