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The Resource The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic, Melanie McGrath

The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic, Melanie McGrath

Label
The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic
Title
The long exile
Title remainder
a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic
Statement of responsibility
Melanie McGrath
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1922 an Irish-American adventurer named Robert Flaherty made a film about Inuit life in the Arctic. Nanook of the North featured a mythical Eskimo hunter who lived in an igloo with his family in a frozen Eden. Nanook's story captured the world's imagination." "Thirty years later, the Canadian government forcibly relocated three dozen Inuit from the east coast of Hudson Bay to a region of the high arctic that was 1,200 miles farther north. Hailing from a land rich in caribou and arctic foxes, whales and seals, pink saxifrage and heather, the Inuit were taken to Ellesmere Island, an arid and desolate landscape of shale and ice virtually devoid of life. The most northerly landmass on the planet, Ellesmere is blanketed in darkness for four months of the year. There the exiles were left to live on their own with little government support and few provisions." "Among this group was Josephie Flaherty, the unrecognized half-Inuit son of Robert Flaherty, who never met his father. In a narrative rich with human drama and heartbreak, Melanie McGrath uses the story of three generations of the Flaherty family - the filmmaker; his illegitimate son, Josephie; and Josephie's daughters, Mary and Martha - to bring this tale of mistreatment and deprivation to life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGrath, Melanie
Dewey number
305.897/12
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
M473 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inuit
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Wilderness survival
  • Racism
  • Inuit
  • Flaherty, Josephie
  • Canada
Label
The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic, Melanie McGrath
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: London : Fourth Estate, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71810133
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781400040476
Lccn
2006046852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)71810133
Label
The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic, Melanie McGrath
Publication
Note
Previously published: London : Fourth Estate, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71810133
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781400040476
Lccn
2006046852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)71810133

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