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8   CANADIAN HISTORY VOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

 

sessed by a demon, and was often cruelly tortured in the

attempt to drive it out.

GROUP OR EsKImos.

The Indians living now

ber, and, in Canada, are found chiefly on

lands set apart for them by the Government and in the unsettled regions of the north and west.

Near the Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay
live the Eskimos, who are of a different

race from the Indians. Their habits have probably
changed little since America was discovered. Thev are
said to be honest and good-humoured, but very dirty.
They live by hunting and fishing, often eating their food
raw. They dress from head to foot in fur. In winter
they live in houses half underground, made of earth,

Indians of To-day.

The good, after death, were

supposed to go to the "Kapp y huntinggrouncls "; but the journey thither was held to be long and perilous. Food a n d cooking-pots, weapons and garments were laid be-side the dead, with the idea that his spirit would need the spirits of these things.

are few in nun,-

The Eskimos.

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