Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth Lukens Fleming -- The Awakening -- To Baffin Land -- Lake Harbour -- Snow Village -- Famine at Kinguckjuak -- Journeys by Umiak and Kayak -- Pagan Life -- The Grant Episode -- Interlude I -- Return to the Arctic -- Of Myths and Angakoks -- Where No White Man Had Gone -- Farewell to Baffin Land -- Interlude II -- The Rescue of Matto -- Archdeacon of the Arctic -- Epidemic -- Interlude III -- The Flying Bishop -- Hospitals in the Far North -- John Buchan Opens the Door -- Decision at Eskimo Point -- Interlude IV -- Reflections -- Index.
The memoirs of Archibald Fleming, first bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic, 1933-1949.
"Bishop Sperry's book is not only a record of the traditional ways of life in the Central Arctic in the 1950s and 1960s, but also the personal account of a man who became known for his sensitivity, humility and compassion. He and his wife Elizabeth are still warmly loved by the Central Arctic Inuit for their services during the good time of health and plenty, as well as the terrible times of epidemic and famine. The Sperrys are remembered because they did not set themselves apart from the people with who they lived and worked, and for the respect they had for the traditional beliefs of their Inuit hosts.
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