The Eskimo of Baffin Land and Hudson Bay; From Notes Collected by George Comer, James S. Mutch, E.J. Peck Volume . 15, . 1

The Eskimo of Baffin Land and Hudson Bay; From Notes Collected by George Comer, James S. Mutch, E.J. Peck Volume . 15, . 1

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...back, and conveyed them to the sea. When the two women came home, the mother of one of them said, "I thought you were dead, you have been away so long a time. What did you have to eat when you were hungry?" In the winter the people moved to Sauniqtung, and in the spring they moved on to Oupanlitoon. One day a number of them were playing ball, among them the two girls who had lived with the Ijiqan. They had no skill in the game. They could not catch the ball. All the other people were running and jumping about, and making a noise, because they delighted in the game; and they asked the two girls, "Why are you so slow in your movements, although you have lived with the Ijiqan?" Then the two girls caught the ball, and said, "We are very anxious to play well, but we cannot do so." Then one said to the other, " Let us try to see how quick we can run." Their hair was not braided, but was hanging down their backs loose. They began to run around the island, and ran as fast as caribou. Their hair was streaming behind. They had gone around the island in a very short time. Then they came down to the ice again, jumping and running. The people were much amazed at their swiftness. The ball-players said one to another, " The Ijiqan have made them capable of running so fast. The food which they gave them made them fleet of foot." 31. The Takeychwen. Kingatcheta and Kevung were two men who lived at Kingawa. Kolane was the wife of the former. One day a great many men were out sealing in their kayaks. When they rounded a point of land, they saw a boat fast to a whale. They saw the people lancing the whale, but within a short time whale and boat had disappeared behind a point of land. After some time they...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897927
  • 9781236897923