SDC Talk!
SDC Talk!
Home | Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Traditional Mushing
 Traditional Mushing
 Mushing in the 60s
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  


United Kingdom
1 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2014 :  08:57:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
During the 1960's I did military training in the North of Canada. Our unit was divided up and each of us was assigned to an Inuit family. We were to be shown how to survive in the cold Arctic climate. At first the Inuit didn't seem to like us English guys and were a little off hand with us. The second morning I was there I was up early and outside making a fuss of the huskies,they were Canadian Eskimo dogs. Jimmy,the Inuit stood watching me for a while and then a big grin came across his face,''you like dogs?'' he asked,I told him that I loved dogs and that I had kept dogs all my life.After that we hit it off great. Jimmy showed me how to hitch a team up to a sled and after just a day I was allowed to drive a team on my own. We were also shown how to keep warm and to hunt for our food. It was one of the best four weeks of my life and ever since then I have had a great love of sled dogs.


245 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2014 :  12:34:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where you originally stationed in Goose Bay? Which Inuit community were you in for your billet?
Go to Top of Page


45 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2014 :  05:42:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Qimmiq's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Barry, might you have photos of those dogs to share? Images of the Inuit Dogs from that era are important.

Sue Hamilton
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SDC Talk! © Sled Dog Central Go To Top Of Page
Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.07