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Eskimo


The term Eskimo was used to describe a member of the artic nomadic race, which appears to be the Algonquin Indian. The term means "raw-meat eater," which was adopted by the early French explorers, being first recorded in 1611, and then by the English. Today most Eskimos regard the name pejorative and prefer to be called Inuit, meaning simply "man." A.G.H.


Source:

Burland, Cottie. North American Indian Mythology. "Library of the World's Myths and Legends." {Revised by Marion Wood) New York. Peter Bedrick Books. 1965. p. 16


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