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NUNAGA: Ten Years of Eskimo Life by  Duncan Pryde - Paperback - 1973 - from Polar Books and Biblio.com

NUNAGA: Ten Years of Eskimo Life

by Pryde, Duncan

Condition: Good


Corgi Books, 1973. paperback. Good. 1973 Corgi Paperback Edition: 309pp, illustrated 10 coloured photographs. "Single, ambitious, self-reliant young man required....Duncan Pryde an 18 year old orphan, ex merchant seaman and disgruntled factory-worker, decided to try his hand at fur trading and emigrated to Canada. In Nunaga, he tells of his discovery of a remote and primitive life to which, astonishingly, he found that he easily adapted....Pryde speaks with authority of the northern native life - the Eskimos' birth, death and marriage rights, their extraordinarily tolerant sexual customs, their age-old and amazingly effective hunting skills". A good read. Pages browned. Good Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; ISBN: 0552092312. ISBN/EAN: 9780552092319. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2708. . 9780552092319


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On May 6 2005, lyleford said:
  "Pryde's account of his 10 years among the indigenous people of Perry Island and other parts of the Canadian Arctic as a fur trader for the Hudson Bay Company. Aside from some dated attitudes regarding sex, gender roles, and race, this is mainly a respectful and personal account of a white man encountering a unique culture and harsh climate. Includes much information about Inuit material culture and customs."

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