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ANIMAL STORIES FROM THE LAND OF THE INUIT

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The Eskimo, or Inuit, stories in this volume were collected by Dr Daniel Neuman in his travels across Alaska between 1910 and 1921. Along with over 3,000 artefacts, they now form the Neuman Collection in Juneau Alaska.
These stories were extracted from Dr Neuman’s collection, translated and published by Mrs Renee Riggs, wife of then Governor of Alaska, Thomas Riggs.

More recently governments in Canada and Greenland have ceased using the term "Eskimo" in official documents. Instead, Canada, has officially replaced the term "Eskimo" with "Inuit." In recognition of this change, the title of this book has been altered from “Animal Stories from Eskimo-Land” to “Animal Stories from the Land of the Inuit.”

These children’s stories are not like your typical Western fairy tale, with a princess in distress being rescued by a Knight in shining armour. Like most Native American children’s tales, these impart a lesson, or a wisdom, to teach Inuit children important life lessons while also being extremely entertaining. These children’s stories are enhanced by 15 colourful headpieces and 7 full page colour plates.

The stories in this volume are:
The Journey to Eskimo Land
Ivango or the Lost Sister
The Robin, the Crow and the Fox
The Proud Mouse
The Crow and the Daylight
The Orphan Boy
A Race Between a Reindeer and a Tom-Cod
Why They Have Summer on St. Lawrence Island
The Lost Son
The Crow and the Owl
The Running Stick
The Treacherous Crow and His Cousin, the Mink
Good and Bad Weather
How the White Whales Happened
A Giant and His Drum
Lovek and Seranak
The Caribou
A Fox Story
Mi-e-rak-puk

10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
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DANIEL NEUMAN was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1869. His grandfather, a physician, had first gone to Russia with Napoleon's army in 1812 but was wounded in battle. He recovered and remained in Russia to work for the Imperial Government Service as did Daniel's father who fled Russia after the civil war. Daniel found him working in Egypt and the two worked their way to the USA ending up in Denver where Daniel qualified as a doctor specialising in eye conditions. Later, Daniel was asked by the US government to accept a post in Alaska. it is from here he became interested in the indigenous Inuits.
An article containing a more complete biography of the remarkable man that Dr Daniel Neuman was, can be read or downloaded from: https://museums.alaska.gov/documents/concepts/06.pdf
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