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Confessions of an Igloo Dweller
Confessions of an Igloo Dweller by James A. Houston 0395788900 9780395788905
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Confessions of an Igloo Dweller by James A. Houston

James Houston lived among Inuit in the Canadian Arctic between 1948 and 1962. He slept in their igloos, ate raw fish and seal meat, wore skin clothing, traveled by dog team, hunted walrus,learned how to build a snowhouse, and raised a family. While doing so, he helped change the Arctic. Impressed by the natural artistic skills of the people, he encouraged the development of exhibits and sales of Inuit art in the south - sales that have brought millions of dollars to its creators. Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, a wonderful piece of storytelling, recounts Houstons fascinating and often hilarious adventures among a confident, smiling people who spoke no English. Taking readers into the heart of Inuit culture, it joins the tradition established by Fridtjof Nansen, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, and Farley Mowat. A book full of adventure and anecdote as well as the delights of art and the hazards of cold, it is illustrated with forty drawings by the author.

Author: James A. Houston

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1996-05-01

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ISBN: 0395788900


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