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January 1, 1909

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The Eskimo consider the broad, flat tail of the Beaver a great delicacy; it is somewhat fatty, and when boiled has a soft, gelatinous structure.

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My Life with the Eskimo - Beaver

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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Man The Fat Hunter
Facultative Carnivore
Eskimo
Carnivore Diet

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Castor canadensis Kuhl. Canadian Beaver. Ki'gi-ak (Mackenzie Eskimo). 


I saw specimens taken in the east branch of the Mackenzie delta , nearly as far north as the tree line , and also near the mouth of Peel River. The Eskimo consider the broad, flat tail of the Beaver a great delicacy; it is somewhat fatty, and when boiled has a soft, gelatinous structure. Mr. Joseph Hodgson says that the Beaver have greatly extended their range east of the Mackenzie during recent years, in the region around Great Bear Lake.

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