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Consumption

by Kevin Patterson

Consumption
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    Aug 2007, 384 pages
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Rankin Inlet & The Inuit

Rankin Inlet (picture) has a population of about 2,200. It is located on the 63rd parallel on the west shore of Hudson Bay (map) approximately 1,100 miles north of Winnipeg in the recently formed territory of Nunavut, which was officially separated from the Canadian Northwest Territories in April 1999.


A Short History of the Inuit
According to nunavut.com, the history of the Inuit begins in the southern Bering Sea (North Pacific) where, about 2 to 3,000 years ago, an ancient culture adapted their maritime hunting life to the seasonally ice-covered waters of the Bering Sea. Traces of settlements can be found complete with splendid carvings and ...

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