Helge Ingstad

Norway, Trapped and Hunted in Canada

Looking Out of a Skyscaper

Looking Out of a Skyscaper

We lived off the land. Practically all of the caribou was eaten: meat, fat, marrow, brain, liver, kidneys, blood - sometimes we ate the contents of the stomach as well. I did well on this entirely meat diet and never missed bread, potatoes, salt, or sugar. I was never ill during the long winters, and my teeth were perfect.

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