Walking on the Land

Walking on the Land

Book - 2000
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Blackwell North Amer
No one has written about the Arctic and its people better than Farley Mowat. It has been fifty years since his first book, The People of the Deer, made his reputation and, more importantly, brought the plight of the Ihalmiut, or Barren Ground Inuit, to the world's attention. The New York Times Book Review recently called Mowat "a master storyteller" and, as always, he presents a saga peopled by a cast of larger-than-life characters: old-time Hudson's Bay Company men, eccentric priests, wild bush pilots, and well-meaning interlopers. He interweaves the personal stories of individual Ihalmiut with stunning, lyrical descriptions of their homeland, and he movingly dramatizes the injustices that inevitably befall a people when they are controlled by a faraway government that neither represents their interests nor understands their needs and circumstances. Walking on the Land brings Mowat's writing full circle, and will stand as a testament to his lifelong passions and unparalleled career.

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter, c2000
ISBN: 9781552631676
1552631672
Branch Call Number: 971.9400497 Mow
Characteristics: 208 p. : maps

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paulbarthol
Mar 17, 2017

The lesson I took away from this story is: do not entrust your survival (or that of your community) to outside corporations, institutions, or government agencies.

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