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The Snow Walker is a collection of short storiess about the Arctic North and the Eskimos that inhabit it All of the stories in the book deal with surivival whether it be survival from other Eskimo tribes famen or the Eskimos worste neightmare White people The stories speak of the earliest life in the Arctic and the most contempary sometimes its hard to notice the diffrence Some of the stories deal with people who are threatened with extinction by white people or by the harshness of nature At the same time as Mowat describes the hard ships of the Arctic North he also describes the beauty of the North and the human endurance and courage that withstand Earths most fearful elements As one reads the stories one notices the distinct diffrences between our civilization and the Eskimo people Eskimos have a total diffrent outlook on life and totally diffrent culture then we do Eskimos are peaceful people that just want to survive They never fight with one another in their own tribes and when they fight wars they only kill the men leaving the woman and children unharmed in some occasoins even adopting the woman and children into their own tribe Hate and anger are two things that Eskimos are most fearful of Anger is something we fear since an angry man may do foolish and dangerous things when I saw the anger in the mans face I backed to the door 138 Eskimos are also very kind people The take in a wondering stranger and treat him as their own Some of the stories in the book tell of how a white man wonders into an Eskimo camp and ends up spending his whole life there Eskimos offer everything to white men even their women The captain took the Eskimo girl as his wife in the same manner the rest of his crew did the same 70 This peaceful nature that the
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