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January 1, 1915

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Copper Eskimo: "There were a lot of people long ago before there were any white men. It seems like people never got sick that often."





The Northern Copper Inuit - A History


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Rene Taipana: There were a lot of people long ago before there were any white men. It seems like people never got sick that often. And people came together from everywhere. Long ago, some of the people died due to illness, when they got very sick. The sickness in those days wasn't like the complicated illnesses of today. It was said and known that people then rarely got sick.

Sam Oliktoak: But people would die of starvation. My mother's father, when he was still alive, said that a lot of people died one winter. The weather wasn't good. They ran out of food. They starved to death. That's how a lot of people died too. Back then, they had no stores to buy food from. Bad weather. People didn't go out hunting much that winter. They ran out of food and died. That's when my mother's father was living yet. 

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Health Statistics
Health statistics are used to understand risk factors for communities, track and monitor diseases, see the impact of policy changes, and assess the quality and safety of health care. Health statistics are a form of evidence, or facts that can support a conclusion.
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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