Douglas & McIntyre
People of the Deer

Book details:

November 2012
ISBN 978-1-77100-044-4
Paperback - Trade
5" x 7 3/4"
360 pages
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs BIO026000
$21.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

People of the Deer

Next in the reissued Farley Mowat Library—a controversial and important Canadian story.


In 1886, the Ihalmiut of northern Canada numbered 7,000 souls; by 1946, when 25-year-old Farley Mowat travelled to the Arctic, their population had dwindled to only 40. Living among them, he observed the millennia-old migration of the caribou and endured the bleak winters, food shortages and continual, devastating intrusions of interlopers bent on exploiting the Arctic. In this seminal book, Mowat details a genocide wrought by misunderstanding and neglect. Debated long after its publication, this powerful story of the Ihalmiut continues to haunt the Canadian conscience.

About the Author

Farley  Mowat

Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat (1921–2014) was born in Belleville, Ontario. He spent much of his youth in Saskatoon, and lived in Ontario, Cape Breton and Newfoundland, ...

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