National Geographic : 1949 Oct
Donald B.Marsh Canadian Eskimo Form a Human Chain To Corral a Herd of Reindeer in a Northwest Territories Roundup Often called "camel of the far north," the reindeer provides the native with food, clothing, and transportation. Its flesh iseaten; itspelt isfashioned into parkas. Carl J.Lomen Brought from Siberia, Reindeer in Alaska Once Were Plentiful but Now Number Only 40,000 Wolves, caribou, and lack of care by the Eskimo during the war caused the herds to shrink. The native prefers the reindeer tothe dog for long-distance travel. Asingle deer can draw 200 pounds on a sled an average of 25 to 35 miles a day over a two-week period.