Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Study Guide Stalking Summary & Analysis

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In Part I of this chapter, Dillard recalls information about what the Eskimos do in summer, since it is also summer at Tinker Creek. Eskimos have a harder time foraging and hunting in the summer because the animals are harder to find. Since the caribou leave the tundra, the Eskimos oftentimes have to resort to eating tiny birds, and they also make shirts out of their skin and feathers. Dillard no longer knows if these are still the customs of the Eskimos, but their seasonal rituals fascinate her nonetheless.

It is summertime at Tinker Creek and Dillard stalks. There are two ways she stalks either by pursuing or waiting. She has come to realize that often if an animal doesn’t want to be seen then it will not be seen. She has had the best luck watching animals using her waiting method of stalking—so, she sits...

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