Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Study Guide Chapter 11, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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It is summer again, and Dillard goes down to Tinker Creek to do what she calls "stalking." Dillard describes how Eskimos stalk caribou herds for days in the summer. The Eskimos travel from camp to camp, catching game and even eating the greens left in the stomach of the caribou they kill. Dillard says that when the Eskimos first encountered an advanced culture, the Eskimos were most amazed by the sewing needles, because warm garments are essential for life. Eskimos had inferior bone needles. Dillard doubts that many Eskimos cling to the old ways, except in Dillard's imagination.

In the summer, the creatures of the woods hide from both the sun and Dillard. Dillard pursues the animals both actively and passively. When she is engaged in the latter, she sits quietly on the bridge of the Tinker Creek and watches as the creatures...

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