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People of the Deer (Death of a People)
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on 27 October 2017
Absolutely brilliant; pity about the poor quality of the printing and the numerous typo errors ( very amused by a caribou with a fine head of 'anglers')
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on 3 February 2016
A must read to understand about aboriginal peoples of northern Canada. Bittersweet.
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on 16 August 2014
A 'right there' experience of the live of these people. Such a pity that there world and lives were taken apart by our 'modern nation'. A very good read.
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on 31 January 2015
Good condition
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on 9 December 2017
Excellent portrayal of a people on the edge of existence around 1947.
How the Toronto Review thought this was a dirge for 300 pages is beyond me.
This is written by a man who lived with these people, yes a reality book! Farley Mowat has been credited that his book highlighted the plight of the Ihalmiut and saved many lives of a people who weren't really seen as equal to other Canadians.
It is a brilliant insight into their world, their diet, fears, communal ownership and strength in times of famine, and the huge distances they covered looking for Tuktu the Caribou, and the skills they had to stay alive in constant sub-zero temperatures.
We should learn from them, and \Farley on how to treat others.
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on 14 January 2011
Bought this book for my partner. He doesn't own more than about 5 books and most of those are probably road maps. HOWEVER, he had often ranted on about this amazing book he read years ago about the inuit and can still remember all sorts of facts about it. I was really pleased to find an old copy on Amazon to give him for Christmas and also two others by the same author. Will this awaken a new passion for reading? (or will he leave for the arctic circle?), either would be nice.
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on 22 March 2008
The people of the north, loosley called Eskimo, had an attatchment to nature that has been lost. Not all change is good change. They had far more to teach us than us teach them.
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