Kabloona Author:Gontran de Poncins Set in 1940, De Poncins relates his 15 months spent among the Inuit people of Arctic Canada. He is initially appalled at their uncivilized lifestyle but eventually begins to understands that there are comprehensible reasons why people think and behave the way they do.
This is a superb, first-person, real life story of the adventures of a Frenchman before WWII who spends a year with Eskimos in the Canadian Arctic. Unlike the situation at present, at the time the Eskimos were living an entirely traditional life, untainted in any way by the modern consumer culture enjoyed by white Canadians far to the south. No motorboats, no snowmobiles, no shops or stores or even Canadian government social workers, all Eskimos at the time still spent the winter in traditional igloos eating raw seal blubber. The reactions of a real Parisian living among them are fascinating.