The Caribou Eskimos of Eskimo Point: R42-3/1959-2E-PDF

"Eskimo Point is the most important population, administrative, trading, and mission center for the Eskimos of western Hudson Bay between Churchill and Rankin Inlet. The community proper is located along a boulder strewn beachline which drops off toward a small inlet on the sea side to the north. To the south behind the community the land gives way to a series of lakes and sloughs, finally terminating at an opposite beach about two miles away. The surrounding flora consists primarily of grasses, mosses, and low growing vascular plants which typify the tundra of this area. A faunal inventory includes mainly the white fox, the migratory barren-ground caribou, ground squirrels and a few lemmings. Sea mammals frequenting the adjacent coast include the harbor seal, ringed seal, bearded seal, white whale (beluga) and, rarely,walrus. The only local fish of economic importance is the arctic char. In the summer there are migratory water fowl including ducks, geese, and cranes in addition to shore birds and gulls."--p. [1].

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Title The Caribou Eskimos of Eskimo Point
Series Title NCRC ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Title from cover. Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Date [1959?].
Number of Pages 33 p.
Catalogue Number
  • R42-3/1959-2E-PDF
Subject Terms Inuit, Economic conditions, Population distribution