People of the Deer by Farley Mowat

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...methods of mutual development of white and Eskimo in Canada, so necessary for cultural and economic health. A seldom found ""perfect combination"" of the poetically descriptive and the scientifically factual.
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In 1886, the Ihalmiut of northern Canada numbered 7,000 souls; by 1946, when 25-year-old Farley Mowat travelled to the Arctic, their population had dwindled to only 40. Living among them, he observed the millennia-old migration of the caribou and endured the bleak winters, food shortages and continual, devastating intrusions of interlopers bent on exploiting the Arctic. In this seminal book, Mowat details a genocide wrought by misunderstanding and neglect. Debated long after its publication, this powerful story of the Ihalmiut continues to haunt the Canadian conscience.


 

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Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1921. He began writing upon his return from serving in World War II, and has since written 44 books. He spent much of his youth in Saskatoon, and has lived in Ontario, Cape Breton and Newfoundland, while travelling frequently to Canada's far north. Throughout, Mowat has remained a determined environmentalist, despairing at the ceaseless work of human cruelty. Yet his ability to capture the tragic comedy of human life on earth has made him a national treasure in Canada, and a beloved storyteller to readers around the world. His internationally celebrated books include People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Sea of Slaughter, and The Boat Who Wouldn't Float.
 
Published October 12, 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre. 316 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.
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on Jun 14 2018

...methods of mutual development of white and Eskimo in Canada, so necessary for cultural and economic health. A seldom found ""perfect combination"" of the poetically descriptive and the scientifically factual.

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