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People from our side : a life story with photographs

Author: Peter Pitseolak; Dorothy Eber
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Record of Inuit life in the first half of this century, through the photographs and art work of the first native Baffin Island photographer, and oral histories from his contemporaries.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peter Pitseolak; Peter Pitseolak; Peter Pitseolak; Peter Pitseolak
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Pitseolak; Dorothy Eber
ISBN: 0773509968 9780773509962 0773511180 9780773511187
OCLC Number: 28024545
Notes: Based on a manuscript written in Eskimo syllabics.
Originally published: Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, ©1975. With new pref.
Description: 163 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface to the 1993 reprint --
About the story --
About the photographs --
Before I was born --
My early life --
Modern times --
Postscript --
Water colour portrait --
Map --
List of principal characters --
Family trees --
Acknowledgments --
Photographic note --
Index.
Responsibility: by Peter Pisteolak ; and oral biography by Dorothy Harley Eber ; [translation of Peter Pitseolak's manuscript, Ann Hanson].
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Peter Pitseolak, the first native Baffin Island photographer, was born in the eastern Canadian Arctic in 1902. From nomadic times to the early 1970s, he provides an account of how change came to  Read more...

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"People from Our Side is as close to the real experience of Cape Dorset Inuit as the eye can glean from print and picture. And as close to the experience of meeting a true human heart as any novel Read more...

 
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