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History Polar Regions

In Those Days: Inuit Lives

by (author) Kenn Harper

Publisher
Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Dec 2013
Category
Polar Regions, Native American, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772272772
    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927095584
    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Arctic historian Kenn Harper gathers the best of his columns about Inuit history, which appear weekly in Nunatsiaq News, in this exciting new series of books.
Each installment of In Those Days: Collected Columns on Arctic History will cover a particularly fascinating aspect of traditional Inuit life. In volume one, Inuit Biographies, Harper shares the unique challenges and life histories of several Inuit living in pre-contact times.
The result of extensive interviews, research, and travel across the Arctic, these amazing short life histories provide readers with a detailed understanding of their specific time and place.

About the author

Kenn Harper lived in the Arctic for 50 years in Inuit communities in Canada and in Qaanaaq, Greenland. He has worked as a teacher, historian, linguist, and businessman. He speaks Inuktitut, and has written extensively on Northern history and language. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a recipient of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Medal, and a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark). Harper is the author of the bestselling Give Me My Father's Body, with a forthcoming new edition entitled Minik: The New York Eskimo.

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Editorial Reviews

“All the profiles of Inuit in this collection are interesting and the illustrations Harper has collected are first-rate.”

“. . . [I]t’s the author’s frankness, compassion, and intimate knowledge of Inuit life that makes every single one of these stories resonate.”

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