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Ukkusiksalik: The People's Story

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288 pages4 hours

Summary


Takes readers to Ukkusiksalik, now a national park — one of the most pristine, remote, and inaccessible in the country
Ukkusiksalik is a tundra and coastal national park on the northeast shores of Hudson Bay
A rare in-depth Inuit history based largely on oral testimony from Inuit elders
Oral histories retold include the treacherous boat approach to Ukkusiksalik, navigating using the stars, and making homemade bullets in a frying pan for northern hunting
The historical accounts demonstrate the power of the oral tradition and give a new perspective on the land as a tapestry of old trails and stories
Even apart from its Inuit heritage, a fascinating history unfolded in this region, which represents a microcosm of the North's history
Author is an expert on the Canadian North who has written numerous works on the vast region.

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