The White Dawn

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In 1896, three survivors from a whaling misadventure are nursed back to health by Eskimo villagers who share their food, women, and way of life with the strangers. In return, the foreigners introduce to the villagers the spirit of competitiveness that rules the white man's world. Map and drawings by the Author.

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Overview

In 1896, three survivors from a whaling misadventure are nursed back to health by Eskimo villagers who share their food, women, and way of life with the strangers. In return, the foreigners introduce to the villagers the spirit of competitiveness that rules the white man's world. Map and drawings by the Author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156962568
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/20/1989
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Edition description: 1st Harvest/HBJ ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,022,223
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    Fabulous book--a must read

    When 3 whalers are shipwrecked in the Arctic in the mid 1800's they are rescued by Inuit people. The Inuit struggle to understand the very odd behavior of the three who don't know the first thing about how to survive and thrive in the harsh environment of the Arctic. Most culture class stories are told from the point of view of the Westerners. Westerners usually see themselves as culturally superior to other peoples. The power of this story is that it's told from the point of view of the Inuit. This way, it's easy to see just how toxic Western cultural norms can be to indigenous people living a balanced and healthy life. This gripping story is funny, sexy, insightful, tragic and compelling. A must read. If you've ever wondered how indigenous people might view arrogant, insensitive Westerners, this will open a window.

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