Arctic historian Kenn Harper gathers the best of his columns about Inuit history, which appear weekly in Nunatsiaq News, in this exciting new series of books.
Each installment of In Those Days: Collected Columns on Arctic History will cover a particularly fascinating aspect of traditional Inuit life. In volume one, Inuit Biographies, Harper shares the unique challenges and life histories of several Inuit living in pre-contact times.
The result of extensive interviews, research, and travel across the Arctic, these amazing short life histories provide readers with a detailed understanding of their specific time and place.
About the Author
Kenn Harper is a historian, writer, and linguist, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a former member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He is the author of the In Those Days series, Give Me My Father’s Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo, and Thou Shalt Do No Murder: Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic. “Taissumani,” his column on Arctic history, appears in Nunatsiaq News.
“Harper . . . has done his homework well in ferreting out this forgotten episode. . . . A moving account of science devastatingly and thoughtlessly misapplied, one of the countless tragedies visited on Native America.” —Kirkus Reviews, on the author's previous book, Give Me My Father's Body
“A startling success.” —Boston Globe, on the author's previous book, Give Me My Father's Body