The Reindeer Herders of the Mackenzie Delta

The Reindeer Herders of the Mackenzie Delta

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Published in conjunction with the world renowned Glenbow Museum In the early 1900s, the Inuit of the western Arctic faced desperate times. Dependent on caribou meat and fur for thousands of years, the Native people found that the herds no longer behaved in a predictable way. With the change in climate, hunters were forced to travel several miles east in search of caribou. The Alaskan Reindeer Experiment and the Canadian Reindeer Project sought to mitigate the damage by importing and herding reindeer from Siberia. With the reindeer came Saami, Northern European and Siberian reindeer herders brought to teach the Inuit their successful techniques for survival. By the 1940s, the Pulk family were the only Saami remaining. Here, Lloyd Binder, the grandson of Mikkel Pulk, one of the first chief herders, tells his life story, as well as those of his father, Otto Binder, and mother, Ellen Pulk Binder, as he recounts the history, development and challenges of reindeer herders in Canada throughout the past century.(August 2003)

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2003.
ISBN: 9781552632291
Branch Call Number: 971. 0049455 CON
Characteristics: vii, 80 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Binder, Lloyd


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