Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Describe the relationship between the Ihalmiut and the caribou.

What was the effect of fox trapping on Eskimo life?

What impression does Farley Mowat give of Ottawa’s attitude toward the Eskimos?

What were the three “empires” that exerted so much influence on Eskimo life?

Compare Owliktuk and Pommela as leaders.

What factors led to the starvation of so many Ihalmiut?

What are some of the humorous incidents in Never Cry Wolf?

Describe the way in which the wolves hunted caribou.

Describe Mowat’s relationship with Angeline, George, and Uncle Albert.