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Lore of St. Lawrence Island - Echoes of our Eskimo Elders -- 3 Volumes

Publish date:
January 1, 1985
Lore of St. Lawrence Island - Echoes of our Eskimo Elders -- 3 Volumes

Volume 2 of the Lore of St. Lawrence Island, like Volume 1, is a collection of authentic narratives related by the elders living on this island in the Bering Sea, some 150 miles southwest of Nome, but only 40 miles from the Chukotsky Peninsula in Soviet Siberia.

The chapters in Volume 1 were contributed by the elders of the village of Gambell. The contents of this volume, on the other hand, are by the elders of Savoonga, the only other village on the island today.

In this volume you will find --in both the original Eskimo and a parallel English translation-- the accounts of twelve elders who were born at the turn of the century.

Their stories reveal for us a way of life relatively untouched by western culture. They describe early island history, the introduction of reindeer herding, and the consequent birth and growth of the village of Savoonga. 

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Facultative Carnivore
Facultative Carnivore describes the concept of animals that are technically omnivores but who thrive off of all meat diets. Humans may just be facultative carnivores - who need no plant products for long-term nutrition.
The Inuit lived for as long as 10,000 years in the far north of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland and likely come from Mongolian Bering-Strait travelers. They ate an all-meat diet of seal, whale, caribou, musk ox, fish, birds, and eggs. Their nutritional transition to civilized plant foods spelled their health demise.
Carnivore Diet
The carnivore diet involves eating only animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, marrow, meat broths, organs. There are little to no plants in the diet.
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