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eBook People of the Deer (Death of a People) ePub

by Farley Mowat

  • ISBN: 0786714786
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Farley Mowat
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (December 21, 2004)
  • Pages: 287
  • ePub book: 1757 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1698 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 653

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Home Farley Mowat People of the Deer. People of the deer, . It is now fifteen years since those words were written and the sunrise has proved to be an illusion in all truth.

People of the Deer tells the story of the meeting between white man and an innocent people, the Ilhamuit, of the Barrenlands of. .If you've read any of Farley Mowat's books, this one will excite you as much as any of the others

People of the Deer tells the story of the meeting between white man and an innocent people, the Ilhamuit, of the Barrenlands of northern Canada. White man and the bureaucracy of the Canadian government destroyed a people, an entire ecosystem and countless wild animals by a fatal combination of greed, ineptitude and arrogance. As an Australian, I recognize similar causes of the dessimation of the Australian Aboriginal way of life. If you've read any of Farley Mowat's books, this one will excite you as much as any of the others. If you've wondered how Mowat became attached to the Northlands and it's people, People of the Deer will show you how it all began. The sickness of death was not far from us all. In our igloo, the boy Elaitutna sat as still as his grandfather, and neither spoke when I came in, nor went from the igloo. 5. Young Aljut still had life enough to help me dig under the snow for old bones that might have some strength left upon them. Nanuk had grown desperate for the lives of her children and on a day she whispered to me that we must kill the old man, my father, and so have food for the starving bellies of ourselves and the children.

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People of the Deer (published in 1952, revised in 1975) is Canadian author Farley Mowat's first book, and brought him literary recognition.

People of the Deer book. In 1886, the Ihalmiut people of northern Canada numbered seven thousand; by 1946, when Farley Mowat began his two-year stay in the Arctic, the population had fallen to just forty. With them, he observed for the first time the phenomenon that would inspire him for the rest of his life: the millennia-old migration of the Arctic's caribou herds.

In 1953, People of the Deer was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award by the Anisfield–Wolf Foundation. In 1956, Mowat won the Governor General's Award.

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Doomredeemer Doomredeemer
When published in 1951 this book was a cry for help - not just to help the Ihalmiut but to help ourselves. A well crafted book of one man's understanding, in a limited way, of the hard, harsh life of the Eskimos who live along side the deer, the lakes, and the spirits of the Barrens. The book is full of his memories, some sad, some wonderful. We get images of summer, with its life, the birds, eggs, and kids going out with toy slings to help gather food. We learn about the way the People lived, worked, and loved inside their families and society. We hear their tales of where they came from, how the animals were brought into the world by a woman, and how dangerous it is for men, both to their body and their soul, when they are all alone. Once there were thousands of them - sharing their tools, enjoying the raw meat of the kill, enjoying the happiness of never needing anything.
Wonderful. Depressing. Sad. Lovely. Is there anything we can still do about this? Is there anything we can do for ourselves?
Xtani Xtani
This first person account was written in the late 40s and published in 1952. The style is closer to Victorian than modern. Each sentence paints an item, and each paragraph completes a landscape. Don't expect Hemingway. But since I grew up reading everything I could find in bookcases inherited from my grandparents, I enjoy Farley Mowat's style.

This was his first book about the People. The story is sad - so sad that the reader must put down the book every now and then to get back to the present. Mowat wrote a follow-up to the story of the People, "The Desperate People", published in 1959. The style fits our modern age better, but the story of the People gets worse.

Be sure to buy and read both.
Qane Qane
About 75% of this book is fascinating - specifically the sections that are his firsthand accounts and observations of living with People of the Deer. Mowat isn't a trained historian or cultural anthropologist so the parts where he tries to translate the "People's" myths and legends are a lot less interesting. Also of interest are his biologist's view of the arctic landscape.
Moonworm Moonworm
I was asked to read this book for a class and while I didn't enjoy it, I found this book to be charming and an altogether good read. It reads like a work of fiction, and definitely conveys stunning and other-worldly environments that seemed to be taken out of a Tolkien novel. I read Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy when this book was assigned and I found similarities between the environmental descriptions in those books (especially those in Red Mars) remarkably similar to those found in Mowat's volume. But what makes this book so impressive is that it isn't fiction, but an expression of a reality that, sadly, no longer exists and offers intriguing questions about the state's involvement in the lives of indigenous people. Very good, read it if you get the chance.
Shakanos Shakanos
If you've read any of Farley Mowat's books, this one will excite you as much as any of the others. If you've wondered how Mowat became attached to the Northlands and it's people, People of the Deer will show you how it all began. This book also introduces us to a people that have all but lost their land and their way of life.
Eta Eta
Farley passed away this week. Everyone should read this book and then go to their thinking place for a while.

The book is easily held and pages turn easily which is helpful because my hands were damaged filming a commercial toting the benefits of radial tires for motorized scooters
Phobism Phobism
Mowat is passionate about the fate of these people. He writes convincingly. Hard to put the book down.
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