PEOPLE OF THE SNOW by Wanda Tolboom


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By an author whose individual appreciation for the Innvit (or ""the people"" as the Eskimos call themselves) was shown in an earlier story, The Shining , this short study of the inhabitants of the Canadian Arctic is sentimental in tone but informative. Divided into the traditional set of chapters on the description of the land, housing and shelter, hunting and food, camp activities and festivities and, lastly, the contact with civilization- the material is presented through the daily and yearly round of a typical hunter, Kudluk, and his family. It also gives an expected view of Eskimo life but from time to time there are touches of description that give one a direct rather than removed impression of the North, for example, the technique of starting with a particular incident before moving on to generalizations.

Pub Date: Sept. 13th, 1956
Publisher: Coward-McCann