John Muir


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some oil that was stored in it. They are a good-natured, lively, chatty, and polite people, fond of a joke, and as far as I have seen fair in their dealings as any people, savage or civilized. They are not savage, however, by any means, industrious, brave, and kind, looking well ahead, providing for the future, and consequently seldom in want, save when at long intervals disease or other calamities overtake their flocks and severe seasons prevent their obtaining supplies of fish and seals. The sedentary and reindeer Tchuchi are the same people, and differ in a marked degree both as to physical characteristics and language from neighboring tribes. Many have light complexions, hooked noses, tall, sinewy, well-knit frames, small feet and hands, not nearly so thick-set, short-necked, flat-faced as the Eskimo. The females are not so well formed, more like Eskimo. In about 3 hrs. after the messengers started to the mountains for the deer they came in sight, a flock of

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