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Confessions of an igloo dweller, James Houston

Label
Confessions of an igloo dweller
Title
Confessions of an igloo dweller
Statement of responsibility
James Houston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This autobiographical narrative uniquely evokes the old days in the Arctic, when mail came to Baffin Island only once a year, on the icebreaker. In 1948 James Houston, a twenty-seven-year-old Canadian army veteran and art student, got an unexpected plane ride to the distant North. There he felt instantly at home with the smiling, utterly confident native people, who quickly accepted him as their friend. He lived among Inuit from 1948 to 1962, serving for part of that time as the civil administrator for West Baffin Island, an area of 65,000 square miles. His major objective, though, was to encourage the natural abilities of Inuit artists and help them develop an Eskimo cooperative, which provided an essential connection to outlets in the South for their remarkable stone-block prints and stone sculptures."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Houston, James
Dewey number
970.004/971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
H857 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inuit
  • Inuit
  • Inuit art
Target audience
adult
Label
Confessions of an igloo dweller, James Houston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Peter Davison book."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9780395788905
Lccn
96001852
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • OCM34410084
  • CARL034410084
Label
Confessions of an igloo dweller, James Houston
Publication
Note
"A Peter Davison book."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9780395788905
Lccn
96001852
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • OCM34410084
  • CARL034410084

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