Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In 1886, the Ihalmiut people of northern Canada numbered seven thousand; by 1946, when Farley Mowat began his two-year stay in the Arctic, the population had fallen to just forty. With them, he observed for the first time the phenomenon that would inspire him for the rest of his life: the millennia-old migration of the Arctic's caribou herds. He also endured bleak, interminable winters, suffered agonizing shortages of food, and witnessed the continual, devastating intrusions of outsiders bent on exploitation. Here, in this classic and first book to demonstrate the mammoth literary talent that would produce some of the most memorable books of the next half-century, best-selling author Farley Mowat chronicles his harrowing experiences. People of the Deer is the lyrical ethnography of a beautiful and endangered society. It is a mournful reproach to those who would manipulate and destroy indigenous cultures throughout the world. Most of all, it is a tribute to the last People of the Deer, the diminished Ihalmiuts, whose calamitous encounter with our civilization resulted in their unnecessary demise. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
` There is much beauty in this book and....a lesson that should stir the desire for amends.` -The Province (Vancouver) In 1886, the Ihalmiut of northern Canada numbered 7,000 souls; by 1946, when twenty-five-year-old Farley Mowat travelled to the Arctic, their population had dwindled to only forty. Living among them, he observed the millennia-old migration of the caribou in their teeming multitudes. With the Ihalmiut, Mowat endured bleak winters, suffered food shortages, and witnessed the continual, devastating intrusions of interlopers bent on exploitation of the Arctic.
THEY WERE IN HARMONY WITH THE LAND BUT THEY WERE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION
Sixty years ago, the Ihalmiut numbered 7,000. When Farely Mowat visited them, their population had dwindled to forty. For two years, Mowat shared their hard life--the bleak winters, the shortages of food, the fervent struggle to withstand the intrusion of white men--and came to understand them. Here, Farely Mowat indicts those who have abused the Ihalmiut. But, foremost, he pays tribute to the last of the People of the Deer--the proud, valiant Eskimos, desperately trying to survive.
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