Ornithology George M. Sutton Return Home
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George Sutton was so committed to his study of Arctic life that he carried out a one-man expedition to Southampton Island, living, researching, and collecting there for an entire year. In his book Eskimo Year: A Naturalist’s Adventures in the Far North, he shares this comment on the nature of life in the Arctic:

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"For it was at East Bay that I learned what it really is to be an Eskimo: what it is to face a world of snow and ice day after day . . . what it is to build a warm shelter from snow blocks quarried with a big knife; what it is to hunt seals so that the dogs will have enough food . . . three men against a frigid beautiful world that cares not a snow owl’s hoot who perishes along the unmarked trails . . ."

Photo: Forging a trail on an early expedition.

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