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Nunaga Ten Years of Eskimo Life Biography Adventure True Story


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Nunaga Tens Years of Eskimo Life By Duncan Pryde, Walker and Company, New York. Copyright 1971. ISBN: 0802703690 First Published in the USA in 1972. Printed in the USA from type set in the UK. Hardcover book, tan cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine, measures 8 5/8" x 5 1/2". Mapped endpages, 8 pages of illustrations in color, 283 pages. Illustrated dustjacket, unclipped, glossy. Duncan Pryde was born in Scotland in 1937 and left an orphan. After three years in the Merchant Navy he went to Canada at the age of eighteen as a fur trader. He traded among the Cree and Ojibway Indians in northern Manitoba and Ontario for three years before transfering to the Arctic in 1958. In 1966 he was elected to a seat on the Northwest Territories Council serving until 1970. He and his indian wife eventually moved to Yellowknife, Canada. Here he tells of his discovery of a remote and primitive way of life life to which he easily adapted. His story abounds in high adventure - incredible, near fatal sled and canoe journeys; seal, polar bear and caribou hunts; breathtaking encounters with the beauty of Arctic flora and fauna. Pryde speaks with authority of northern native life - the Eskimos' birth, death and marriage rites, their extrodinarily tolerant sexual customs, their age-old and amazingly effective hunting skills and their uncertain future in a fast-changing North. A valuable account as traditional Eskimo Society vanishes into history. Duncan Pryde's experience is of a kind shared by only a handful of truly original adventurers who have ventured into the life of a remote people and for a chosen time taken to themselves, with awe-inspiring totality, the manner and the soul of that people. No inscriptions, not an ex-library. Cover and pages intact and in excellent condition.


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