ESKIMOS by Gontran De Poncins


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Kabloona established de Poncins as an authority in this field. This book is an illustrated accompaniment of Kabloona -- which is still good reading if you have not read it,- the story of an incredible journey to the polar regions, a return to what the author calls ""the ice age"". He lived with the natives, and was ultimately accepted as one of them, taken into their families, permitted to accompany them on their journeyings, sharing their food, and finding them delightful companions. An introductory text summarizes some of his findings, and analyzes their material, social and moral codes. The photographs are accompanied by running text, descriptive and informative. The topics cover the scope of their lives,- their building of shelters, their journeying, their dances, their fishing, harpooning of seals, killing of caribou, the Eskimo's teeth, their meeting with strangers, the enemies of disease, parasites, etc., their racial and personality characteristics, their standards of beauty, Eskimo children. Wealth of data, attractively presented.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1949
Publisher: Hastings House