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Dewey, Jennifer.
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2003.
ISBN 076145134X
Minik is an Inuit teen who has grown up with stories of shape-shifting, taboos and tales of the distant Dog Children.  When white men arrive in the village, the inevitable clash of cultures ensues.  When the white whalers leave, a young minister stays behind to preach to the tribe and to try to convert them to Christianity.  Minik builds a strong bond with the young minister but they have a very different idea of what is best for the Inuit.  When he tries to interfere with tribal customs, he is banished and left to find his own way back to his people.  This is a fascinating glimpse into life among the Inuit before the introduction of outside influences.
SUBJECTS:     Inuit -- Fiction.
                        Eskimos -- Fiction.
                        Priests -- Fiction.
                        Missionaries -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Coming of age -- Fiction


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