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Blond Eskimos

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Maori women doing their washing at Ohinemutu, Rotorua. — Otago Witness, 8.1.1919.

Blond hair from the blond Eskimoe — alleged proof of the existence of that strange, far-away tribe — is being brought back to civilisation by the explorer, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, according to P. C. Lepetich, a miner who recently arrived here from Fort Yukon, Alaska, where he saw the explorer (says the Seattle correspondent of the New York World).

Stefansson is credited with the discovery of the light-skinned natives far up on Canada’s Arctic rim. He found the tribe in 1908, while commanding an expedition fitted out by the Canadian Government and the American Museum of Natural History. The party penetrated into the white lands, marked ‘‘uninhabited’’ on the maps, far east of the Mackenzie River, and........

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