Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer Into Alaska Volume 4

Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer Into Alaska Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...place, and at 8.10 in the evening got under way and stood to the northwest up the Siberian coast, finding considerable drift ice close in shore. We passed Enchowan and Killourrun villages at 2 o'clock on the morning of August 31, with increasing quantities of drift ice. Work, ing slowly through the ice, we passed Tchupa village, and at 7 o'clock rounded High Cape and hanled in for Cesang village, where we stopped at 7.40 a. m. The ice being very heavy and thick, the ship did not anchor, but kept working backward and forward, dodging the heavy ice floes. At 9.50, finding that there were no deer to be had at Cesang, the ship went ahead, working through the ice up to Killourrun village, which we reached at 10 o'clock. Soon after I went ashore with Lieutenant White after reindeer. On shore we found that it was general slaughter day. On the beach were the tents of several canoe loads of East Cape natives, who had come up to buy and kill reindeer for their own use. In one place I counted 70 slanghtered deer, while a mile away another band was being killed. The deer men were so busy supplying the East Cape natives that we could secure no attention, and at 2.1,5, the ice having become dangerous, we were recalled to the ship, having secured but 2 deer. Soon after, the ice becoming lighter, we again went ashore, and returned to the vessel with 14 animals. The next day we secured 5 additional deer. On September 2, at 4 o'clock in the morning, we got under way and started north, working through heavy drift ice, and at 6 o'clock came to anchor off Kerneeshgouu village. Upon going ashore we found that the herd had been driven off to the north side of the Cape Serdze. Again getting under way, we steamed around the cape and came to anchor off Enwounan at 10...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668774
  • 9781236668776