Thursday, October 11, 2012

1912 - The Helpmate of the Savage

Perrysburg Journal
Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio
October 11, 1912

Eskimo Wife a Hard Worker.

Eskimo widowers often remarry within a week after the demise of the wife.  The helpmate of the savage does most of the work, and he is almost helpless without her.  She makes and breaks camp, cooks, cuts up her husband's kill and carries it to camp.  She dresses the skins of deer and seals.  She makes the footgear and clothes, paddles the canoe and carries every burden.  Without her no domestic arrangement can go forward.

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