Peter Freuchen s Famous Book of the Eskimos Peter Freuchen s Famous Book of the Eskimos Mass Market Paperback Peter Freuchen Author

  • Title: Peter Freuchen's Famous Book of the Eskimos
  • Author: Peter Freuchen
  • ISBN: 9780449300381
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Peter Freuchen s Famous Book of the Eskimos Mass Market Paperback Peter Freuchen Author

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    1. Peter Freuchen (1886-1957) was a Dane who set up a trading post in Greenland in 1910. He spent 50 years among the Inuit, and knew them when they still lived in their traditional Stone Age manner. He married an Inuit woman and had two children. Freuchen’s Book of the Eskimos describes how these people lived, and provides us with a window into a world far different from our own. (Today, the word “Eskimo” is rude.)The Arctic was the last region to be settled by humans. It’s an extremely col [...]

    2. This book is a weird delight. Freuchen was some white dude who moved to Canada to open a trading post. He eventually became close friends with and married into the local Inuit tribe. His observations about life in the Arctic are keen, thorough, and compassionate. My favorite two chapters, of course, are the ones about sex and food, both of which, to my delicate Westernized eyes, are bizarre in the extreme. Freuchen describes some recipe wherein you fill a seal carcass with some kind of birds, le [...]

    3. This was an absolutely fascinating read recommended by my dad. Peter Freuchen was an early explorer of the arctic, and he loved the Eskimos enough to learn the language, get married and stay there until his wife died. He documents the Eskimo culture in its pristine state, sharing myths, beliefs and stories of both hardship and laughter.The Eskimo culture is so completely different and therefore fascinating. One funny story: a man on a long sledding trip with several other men married a girl en r [...]

    4. "She loved children because once, during a hunger period, she had to kill four of her own to spare them from the death of starvation. The oldest girl was then so old that she already could sew mittens This daughter had understood that it was hopeless to try to subsist, for there were no men at the place who could supply them with meat. She had seen that 'life was heavier than death' and had helped the mother hang three younger children, whereupon she had placed the string around her own neck so [...]

    5. Book of the Eskimos 09242008Peter Freuchen (1886-1957) Freuchen's first travel books appeared in the 1920s. Among his best-known works is FANGSTMÆND IN MELVILLEBUGTEN (1956), in which Freuchen describes his family life, his hunting on whaling ships on the sea or hunting seals and polar bears on the coast. Freuchen also recorded stories in which his Eskimo friends tell about their adventures. Also white men, who do not know how to survive in the arctic surroundings, were a constant source of sto [...]

    6. In this one volume Freuchen describes virtually every aspect of native life. And he's qualified for the task. He not only lived and worked in Northern Greenland, he also married a native woman with whom he had two children. They'd been married ten years when she died from the Spanish flu. Freuchen seems to have adapted readily to the harsh living conditions of the far North, but this wouldn't be a life I could step into with ease or comfort. As I think about it, this book, as with the others I'v [...]

    7. The man amputated part of his own foot. Oh, and he lived in the arctic among the Inuit for a good portion of his life. And for the sake of clarity, I'm going to use the term "Eskimo" as that is what this book uses since it was written in the first half of the twentieth century. This book is Freuchen's look at the life of the Eskimos and their culture.Peter Freuchen, author of this book, worked on ships at an early age and it took him to Greenland and other places in the arctic where he ran a tra [...]

    8. I grew up reading Peter Freuchen’s Book of the Seven Seas, so I had a nostalgic moment when a friend offered me Freuchen’s Book of Eskimos. Freuchen traveled and lived in Greenland and other places in the Arctic for many years starting in the early 1900’s. He worked with explorer Knud Rasmussen and established the Thule Trading Base. He married a Greenland Inuit woman and lived among the Inuit. He liked the Inuit and liked living in the Arctic. His book reflects his knowledge and his admir [...]

    9. A very enlightening and candid read on the Inuit. Interestingly, and I don't know why I hadn't realized this before, there are 4 "groups" of Inuit who have very similar traditions/language but there are some small (but very important) distinctions. Freuchen (a Dane) came to know the Inuit through expiditions and trade. He even married one and had children. The book is written in the late 1950's about exploits that happened turn of the century to the 30's. The language is archaic (like "eskimo") [...]

    10. Freuchen's book was written when the Inuit (Eskimos) and their world were still quite exotic. He lived in the arctic with the people, even married and had a child with an Inuit woman. He embraced their aboriginal lifestyle, traveled and hunted on the land with Inuit hunters. Much of what he experienced and wrote about no longer exists, and was even more or less extinct by the time I got to the arctic in 1981. Modern snow machines, among other advances and the presence of the southern lifestyle e [...]

    11. Amazingly honest. This book would not be written today, not a chance of anyone being this non-judgemental and forthright. This book contains TRUE Racism -the belief that difference 'races' of people have inherent strengths and weaknesses, but the author doesn't judge 'superior' or 'inferior', but merely denotes the differences according to his understandings and experiences. His love for the Inuit comes through page by page, and I learned so much about how close to the edge of survival they walk [...]

    12. I read this because my mother quoted about how wonderful the Eskimos were and how we should all be like them. So, I read it. Hmmm. The Eskimos had some things that were good. They also had things in their culture that were not so good like, wife swapping. The most interesting part of the book was when he talked about what happened to him when he was in a cabin alone for the winter. Great story.Worth reading.

    13. I’ve had this book forever and read it long ago. It’s an excellent comprehensive study of a civilization shrouded in mystery. What I remember being most impressed with is the Inuit’s use of 100 percent of the animals they killed—for food, clothing and tools—a very resourceful people.

    14. I found this at the town transfer station and it rang a faint bell. More for the author's name than the book itself. Long ago I may have read at least some of this. Date read is a guess. The author was sort of famous in the 50's I think. I'll put it on the shelf

    15. I'd read White Dawn, Kabloona, and a number of other excellent 'Arctic experience books' but this by far was the best, most intimate account of the lives and inner lives) of the tenacious people we tend to think of as simple. Hardly - makes for a great summer read - it's cold when you're hot.

    16. This is such an amazing book! If you are at all interested in native Eskimo culture it is a must read. It answers all the nitty gritty questions of how they survived in such an inhospitable environment. It's available on line for free. Just google Book of the Eskimos.

    17. Although written a long time ago, this is an attention-keeping record of Eskimo life in Greenland close to the beginning of the 20th century. you should read it, whoever you may be.

    18. OK, I love it because it's so detailed, and the subject matter so interesting. Read it along with Give me back my Father's Body to balance the white explorer viewpoint.

    19. Eskimo culture is fascinating. Written by one of the few whites to be fully immersed in their society before the modern day (1920's I believe).

    20. I found this fascinating to learn about the Eskimo culture prior to and at the beginning of outside influences from the traders like Peter Freuchen.

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