Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Study Guide Chapter 7, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Section II opens in May, as the walrus are migrating. Dillard writes about how the Netsilik Eskimos hunt seal. Eskimos look forward to the spring, but they love the winter even more. Dillard adds that this is information about Eskimos and their habits before modernization. For early Eskimos, winter is a time to use their sleds to visit other Eskimos. The warm weather and consequent mud make it impossible to visit in the spring. In Alaska and northern Canada, the exact day that the ice will break up each spring is a topic of continual fascination.

Dillard decides to visit the duck pond. On her way, she passes a pasture that reminds her of a horse which used to live in the pasture. Dillard relates that after the elderly horse has died, her friend is trying to dispose of the carcass. After contacting various establishments...

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