October 4th 2013

Confessions of an Igloo Dweller. The story of the man who brought Inuit art to the outside world. James Houston.

Map locating Baffin Island, Canada

Confessions of an Igloo Dweller. The story of the man who brought Inuit art to the outside world. James Houston.1995. ISBN 0771042728. I discovered this treasure in my local library.  Houston first went up to what is now Nunavuit  in 1948 and lived there until 1962. There are 100 tightly written chapters abounding with stories of his experiences all through the area , with much of his living on Baffin Island.  This is a history of emerging Inuit artists beginning to be  found by the world, one mans love affair with the North and others like it , and insights into the life that the “real people” of the North had.  A great book for all Canadians to read and think about.

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