2nd April 2016

Eskimo

Once when she was studying an Eskimo community an anthropologist blew up at another European who had carelessly destroyed an Eskimo canoe. She was quite taken aback when the whole village gave her the cold shoulder for several weeks. A canoe is a precious article in the precarious existence of those people, but what she had threatened with her outburst was more precious still.

~~John Nance

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