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Title: The World book : organized knowledge in story and picture
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: O’Shea, M. V. (Michael Vincent), 1866-1932 Foster, Ellsworth D Locke, George Herbert, 1870-1937
Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: Chicago : Hanson-Roach-Fowler
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dying out.and to-day there are fewer than 30,000 in ex-istence. This is due largely to their ignoranceof hygiene, and the introduction of contagiousdiseases by white visitors, which make it arare thing for an Eskimo to live to an ageof more than sixtj- years. l.f. Consult Stefanssons My Life with the Eski-mos: Nansens Eskimo Life; Murdocks ThePoint Barrow Eskimo. in Ninth Atinuol Reportof the Bureau of Ethnology, published for tlieSmithsonian Institution. Tlie latter is a govern-ment document. ESKIMO DOG 2078 ESPERANTO Related Subjects. The reader who is inter-ested in the Eskimos, their home countries andtheir mode of living, will find helpful materialin the following articles in these volumes:Alaska Indians, American Aleutian Islands Labrador Aleuts Seal Greenland Whale ESKIMO DOG, the beast of burden of theArctic regions, a strong and fierce member ofthe dog family, descended from the wolf. Itis usually yellow or light gray in color, with
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x:- >)J ESKIMO DOG an outer covering of long- hair and woolly furbeneath. The pointed muzzle, pricked earsand bushy tail give it a very wolflike appear-ance. It is easily trained to hunt and to drawsleighs carrying heavy loads. The Eskimosusually harness from four to eight dogs,abreast, and under favorable conditions theseanimals will travel sixty miles a day. In Alaskait is customary to harness these dogs, whichthe white men call huskies, in single file,usually five or six in a team; often they areharnessed two abreast. In Labrador, six, nineor twelve dogs are used for each sleigh, usu-ally harnessed three abreast. The value of anEskimo dog varies considerably, ranging from810 or .Slo to as much as S50 or even more,according to strength, training and disposi-tion. Eskimos feed their dogs almost entirelyon fish and refuse, but dogs employed bywhite men occasionall} get boiled meal. The dogs are not affectionate and need tobe carefully watched. A man walking uprightwould not be atta
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