The Swiss Cross Volume 4-5

The Swiss Cross Volume 4-5

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...on the shores of the sea, for in the rude means at band he could follow the ice no farther. There was another migration to the north, which was to affect the character of his dwelling: this was the migration of the forests. As soon as wood reached his door, either by direct migration of the forests or by drifting down the great northward-trending rivers, he would naturally use it in the construction of his permanent houses, as we see to-day among the natives thus situated. The igloo was probably driven from Europe, then from Asia, and is now confined to certain localities of North America. From writing of the igloos of the Innuits, the natural inference is, that the geographical boundaries of the two would be the same.. The Innuits reach from Bering Straits (and even southward along the Alaskan coast and outlying islands) nearly to those of Belle Isle, following the sinuous coast of North America at irregular intervals. They populate the western shores of Greenland, its mouth, there is a good supply of driftwood. Where this driftwood ceases on the east is the western limit of the igloo, probably fifty to one hundred miles from the river. From this point they are found all along the coast, on the portions of the Parry Islands occupied by Eskimo, the shores of Hudson's Bay and Straits as far as Marble Island, of Cumberland Gulf, and many of the estuaries of Baffin's Bay. The limit on the south is, I believe, Hudson's Strait, and on the east BafYin's Bay. The time during which igloos may be built de A and once occupied its eastern side. Yet this vast stretch of ocean-line must be shorn of the greater portion of its length before we can narrow it down to the part occupied by the igloo-building lnnuits. The datal have already given...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930649
  • 9781236930644