Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Volume 15

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... time, suddenly stared at him. Keyakjuak asked, "Why do you stare at me?" but he received no answer. Keyakjuak repeated his question. He noticed that the man was very angry. Then he took him by the knees, shouting, "I have caught a stranger!" and walked away with him towards a bowlder, intending to knock him against it; but his cousin ran after him, and said, "Although your brother was a bad man, you must not kill other people too." Then Keyakjuak let the man go. The following summer the people were out caribou-hunting. One day a large buck came in their way, and all the people shot their arrows at it and killed it. Keyakjuak and his cousin were the first to speak. His cousin said, "I hit it first." But Kcyakjuak said, "No, I do not think so. It was my arrow that killed it." They kept on quarrelling for some time, and finally another man said that he had killed it. Then Keyakjuak grew angry, and took the caribou by the hind-legs and dashed it to pieces on the rocks. Then nobody dared to claim it. Once upon a time there was a man at Padli named Kanotchea. His mother's name was Totlaving. He was always in bad humor, and would strike his wife almost every day. His mother was the only person who loved him. Kanatchea was a very good sealer, and he generally came home with a number of seals. Sometimes he would catch an old male seal, and would say to it, "Why do you come to me? I don't want to see your face. It reminds me too much of my own angry face." Then he would take the harpoonpoint out of it, and put it back into the water. One winter Kcmatchea said to his mother, "Mother, what would you like to eat?" She replied, "I wish something that you cannot obtain...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793838
  • 9781236793836