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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine : Madness and Murder in the Arctic Barren Lands
Bloody Falls of the Coppermine Madness and Murder in the Arctic Barren Lands
Author: Mckay Jenkins
In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to do what no white men had ever attempted: reach a group of utterly isolated Eskimos and convert them. Farther and farther north the priests trudged, through a frigid and bleak country known as the Barren Lands, until they reached the place w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812975376
ISBN-10: 0812975375
Publication Date: 1/10/2006
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Of all the clashes of white man and Indian, I'd never been exposed to or imagined this scenario, and was captivated by the descriptions of life, death and philosophy in the frozen north. This history reads like a mystery but sadly, the good intentions of one culture can cause terrible repercussions to another. Once again, innocent encounters turn into pernicious disasters. I couldnt put it down and want to know more about these fascinating Inuit/Eskimos. Fortunately, I realized I have "The Ice Master," which covers more ground on one of the more interesting and sensitive Europeans to intrude on a people who thought they were alone.


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