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Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos

Author: Peter Freuchen; Dagmar Freuchen
Publisher: Cleveland : World Publishing Company, 1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Introduction to the life and customs of the Eskimo based on the experiences of the Danish explorer in Greenland, Northern Canada, and Alaska.
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Freuchen, Peter, 1886-1957.
Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos.
Cleveland : World Publishing Company, 1961
(OCoLC)615605599
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Freuchen; Dagmar Freuchen
OCLC Number: 1033451
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: 441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Eskimo life and ways: Eskimo environment and origins --
The Eskimo way of life --
Trading with the Eskimos --
Love and marriage --
Eating and visiting --
Polar Justice: Crime and punishment among the Eskimos --
Eskimos as servants --
The Eskimo mind --
pt. 2 Adventures with the Eskimos: Lootevek: Cassanova of the ice floes --
Arctic nightmare --
An Eskimo takes a bride --
Dead man's cache --
The partner --
The day I harpponed myself --
Marriage, the harbor of safety --
Hunger --
The polar bear --
pt. 3 The Eskimos: Past and present.
Other Titles: Book of the Eskimos
Responsibility: edited and with a preface by Dagmar Freuchen.

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Introduction to the life and customs of the Eskimo based on the experiences of the Danish explorer in Greenland, Northern Canada, and Alaska.

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