People of the Deer | Criticism

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A very long review would be needed to point out all the errors and misleading statements in [People of the Deer, a] well-written and plausible book, and to document them with references, so the present review will have to be confined to a discussion of the main points the author tries to make, in his charges against white men in the Canadian Arctic. (pp. 295-96)

[Perhaps] the weakest point in the whole book is that his tale of the starvation of the "Ihalmiut" is based on accounts given to him by a couple of Eskimos who spoke no English. Mr. Mowat tries to persuade us that he understood what they were saying to him. But since it takes years of contact with the Eskimos to understand their simplest phrases, and since he spent only 47 days in the Barrens, his long and involved tale of their misfortunes during the...

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