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The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin   By: (1886-1972)

The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin by Francis Harper

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Geographical Note: Lake Nueltin straddles the border between Nunavut and Manitoba. The area covered by the map is in southern Nunavut, in the region now written Kivalliq. "Eskimo Point" is modern Arviat.

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[Illustration: MAP 1. The Windy River area at the northwestern extremity of Nueltin Lake, Keewatin. (Most of the smaller features bear merely local or unofficial names.)]

[Illustration: COVER A Caribou buck signaling with a sprawling posture of the left hind leg. Drawing by Earl L. Poole; based upon a motion picture film taken August 24, 1947, near the Windy River post.]


By Francis Harper

University of Kansas Lawrence ยท Kansas

University of Kansas Museum of Natural History

Editor: E. Raymond Hall

Miscellaneous Publication No. 6, pp. 1 164, 28 figs., 1 map Published October 21, 1955

Means for publication were supplied by: National Science Foundation Wildlife Management Institute American Committee for International Wildlife Protection

Printed in U.S.A.

THE ALLEN PRESS Lawrence, Kansas 1955



MIGRATIONS 7 Southern limits of winter range 7 Spring migration in the Churchill region 11 Spring migration in the Nueltin Lake region 12 Summer interlude 18 Fall migration in the Nueltin Lake region 18 Retrograde autumnal movement 32 Fall migration in the Churchill region 38


ECOLOGY 41 Habitats 41 Trails 41 Influence of weather on distribution 43 Influence of food supply on distribution 44 Influence of insects on distribution 45 Effect of combined environmental factors on distribution 46 Relations to man 47 Ethnological material from caribou products 59 Relations to Black Bears 62 Relations to foxes 62 Relations to Wolves 63 Relations to birds of prey 67 Relations to miscellaneous animals 69 Relations to flies ... Continue reading book >>

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