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By W.T. Larmour

Inventive expression in Canada has taken many and sundry varieties due to the assorted parts from which our state has been formed. The early French settlers, the British who them and the newer Canadians who've come from many components of Europe and the realm have all made their crucial contribution to the cultural lifetime of Canada. Few different types of inventive endeavour, in spite of the fact that, have attracted wider public curiosity and exuberance, either right here and overseas, than the paintings of our Indian and Eskimo peoples. This ebook offers completely with the outstanding carvings of the Eskimos, a small yet very important workforce within the Canadian inhabitants.

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And the Canadian Handicrafts Guild wish above all that this art should continue to flourish as a strong, fresh, unspoiled impression of these vigorous They people of the Canadian north. means provide the however, to hope, for the Eskimo to share his artistry with the world he never sees. " 'CARIBOU'' INCISED Page thirtyeight DRAWING ON IVORY WOMAN AND CHILD BY MUNAMEE, NUVOODJUAK, BAFFIN ISLAND Page thirtynine ESKIMO SONGS As Translated by Tegoodligak, South Baffin Island Ail All ' thin\ over again my small adventures When with the wind I drifted in my }{aya\ And thought I was in danger I My fears Those small ones that seemed so hig For all the vital things I had to get and to reach And yet there is only one great thing The only To The Great Set great day that the light that fills sea has set me in motion adrift And I move as a weed The Arch of s\y in the river And mistiness of storms Encompasses me And am I left Trembling with joy.

His energy BY SHEROAPIK, POVUNGNITUK, EAST COAST on warfare. HUDSON BAY CARIBOU SPIRIT BY TUDUK. CAPE DORSET, BAFFIN ISLAND Page thirtytwo Just before the hunt at Povungnituk, Kopeekolik carved a superb walrus in stone. a tribute to the walrus, which might bring good fortune. He kept it hidden away, to be treasured quietly. He called himself a useless and clumsy carver, and only with reluctance would he produce his art. When he was asked to carve another, Kopeekolik was perplexed. " He had proven himself a likeness of a walrus!

Is finished, it is wrapped and put away in a piece of soft skin. It will be pro- duced again only when a visitor arrives. The art of the Eskimo is personal, created for the artist's satisfaction, not just for commercial ends. So it must The Canadian Government remain. and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild wish above all that this art should continue to flourish as a strong, fresh, unspoiled impression of these vigorous They people of the Canadian north. means provide the however, to hope, for the Eskimo to share his artistry with the world he never sees.

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