History Main / EskimoLand

1st Dec '17 8:32:55 PM angie710
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The far north counterpart to InjunCountry, and part of the HollywoodAtlas. Expect any Inuit villages to be a mishmash of outdated stereotypes. PolarBearsAndPenguins are the only wildlife features in the otherwise blank white landscape. The plant life is non-existent, the snow never ever thaws. The only people around are Eskimo who never, ever take off their parkas, and they spend each and every day dog sledding, ice fishing, and seal hunting. They eat nothing but blubber, their ice igloos are their permanent residences (rather than their actual use as temporary shelter), and they know nothing about the modern world. And, of course, they send their old people off to die on ice floes.

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The far north counterpart to InjunCountry, and part of the HollywoodAtlas. Expect any Inuit villages to be a mishmash of outdated stereotypes. PolarBearsAndPenguins are the only wildlife features in the otherwise blank white landscape. The plant life is non-existent, the snow never ever thaws. The only people around are Eskimo who never, ever take off their parkas, and they spend each and every day dog sledding, ice fishing, and seal hunting. They eat nothing but blubber, their ice igloos are their permanent residences (rather than their actual use as temporary shelter), and they know nothing about the modern world. And, of course, they send their [[{{Elders}} old people people]] off to die on ice floes.
floes, either from exposure, starvation, or simply as polar bear food.
6th Sep '17 11:36:13 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Call of Cthulhu'', there's a branch of the Cthulhu cult in a small native tribe in Greenland. Notably, Lovecraft, [[SignatureStyle true to]] [[AntiquatedLinguistics form]], uses the archaic spelling "Esquimeaux".

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Call of Cthulhu'', "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu", there's a branch of the Cthulhu cult in a small native tribe in Greenland. Notably, Lovecraft, [[SignatureStyle true to]] [[AntiquatedLinguistics form]], uses the archaic spelling "Esquimeaux".
14th Mar '17 11:33:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Note: In some places, especially Canada, the word "Eskimo" itself is considered politically incorrect. It's a mispronunciation of Inuit ("The people" in Inuktitut), with "Inuk" being the term for an individual of this group, thus "Inuits" is ''not'' the plural. On the other hand, "Inuit" itself is specific to a single Eskimo people, and in some places Eskimos who aren't Inuit welcome being called Inuit about as much as Welshmen relish being called English. The native people of Canada (and also the far north of the U.S.A.) are more generally known as the First Nations...except by the Inuit. "First Nations" are the groups formerly called "Indians", and Inuit are very clear they are ''not'' part of that grouping.

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Note: In some places, especially Canada, the word "Eskimo" itself is considered politically incorrect. It's a mispronunciation of Inuit ("The people" in Inuktitut), with "Inuk" being the term for an individual of this group, thus "Inuits" is ''not'' the plural. On the other hand, "Inuit" itself is specific to a single Eskimo people, and in some places Eskimos who aren't Inuit welcome being called Inuit about as much as Welshmen relish being called English. The native people of Canada UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} (and also the far north of the U.S.A.) are more generally known as the First Nations...except by the Inuit. "First Nations" are the groups formerly called "Indians", and Inuit are very clear they are ''not'' part of that grouping.
9th Feb '17 4:32:48 PM Totema
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* Music/FrankZappa's ''"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"'' and ''Nanook Rubs It'' from ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}'' tell the story of an Eskimo boy named Nanook, his favorite baby seal and a fur trapper.

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* Music/FrankZappa's ''"Don't "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"'' Snow" and ''Nanook "Nanook Rubs It'' It" (and by extension, "St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast" and "Father O'Blivion") from ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}'' tell the story of an Eskimo boy named Nanook, his favorite baby seal and a fur trapper.
12th Dec '16 6:52:13 PM Fireblood
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* This is the usual setting for Russian "Chukchi" joke stories about natives of Chukotka, who are basically same people as Eskimos, except they live on the Siberian side of the Bering Strait.

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* This is the usual setting for Russian "Chukchi" joke stories about natives of Chukotka, who are basically the same people as Eskimos, except they live on the Siberian side of the Bering Strait.
12th Dec '16 6:40:03 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Eskimo}}'' was the first film in the US to have been scripted in a Native Alaskan language. While it deals with NobleSavage stereotypes, it was interesting in certain details:the lead actor was actually a half-Russian Jewish, half-Alaska Native, and some of the hunting scenes are not faked at all, they are real.

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* ''{{Film/Eskimo}}'' was the first film in the US to have been scripted in a Native Alaskan language. While it deals with NobleSavage stereotypes, it was interesting in certain details:the details: the lead actor was actually a half-Russian Jewish, half-Alaska Native, and some of the hunting scenes are not faked at all, they are real.



* ''The Incomparable Atuk'', a novel about a FishOutOfWater eskimo transplanted to Toronto whose movie script adaptation is reputed to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atuk cursed.]]

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* ''The Incomparable Atuk'', a novel about a FishOutOfWater eskimo Eskimo transplanted to Toronto whose movie script adaptation is reputed to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atuk cursed.]]
23rd Oct '16 3:38:22 PM WillKeaton
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* An episode of WesternAnimation/HeyArnold ends with Helga's sister [[StepfordSmiler Olga]] going to Alaska "to teach desperate and underprivileged Inuit children". While they did at least update the terminology, the school building is a lone igloo without electricity in the middle of a frozen wasteland.

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* An episode of WesternAnimation/HeyArnold ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' ends with Helga's sister [[StepfordSmiler Olga]] going to Alaska "to teach desperate and underprivileged Inuit children". While they did at least update the terminology, the school building is a lone igloo without electricity in the middle of a frozen wasteland.
23rd Oct '16 3:37:46 PM WillKeaton
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* ''The Incomparable Atuk'', a novel about a FishOutOfWater eskimo transplanted to Toronto whose movie script adaptation is reputed to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atuk cursed]].

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* ''The Incomparable Atuk'', a novel about a FishOutOfWater eskimo transplanted to Toronto whose movie script adaptation is reputed to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atuk cursed]].cursed.]]
10th May '16 7:42:27 AM Willbyr
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27th Apr '16 7:02:07 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* "Quinn the Eskimo" ("The Mighty Quinn") from ''Music/SelfPortrait'' by Music/BobDylan, which was CoveredUp in the UK by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Zig-zags... or maybe subverts, or... Well, it does ''something'' unconventional with the trope by making the titular Inuk some kind of messianic figure.

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* "Quinn the Eskimo" ("The Mighty Quinn") from ''Music/SelfPortrait'' by Music/BobDylan, which was CoveredUp in the UK by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.Mann. Zig-zags... or maybe subverts, or... Well, it does ''something'' unconventional with the trope by making the titular Inuk some kind of messianic figure.
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