In Arctic Dreams and Nightmares Alootook Ipellie argues that the harsh reality of life in the Arctic landscape has been a deciding factor in the development of Inuit literature, for Inuit 'live in the remote Arctic, relatively isolated from the rest of the world' (xiv), and have therefore been able to retain much of their language and culture. He goes on to suggest that the resilience of the Inuit and a pride in their tradition have helped them to retain their traditional mythology and preserve it for future generations.



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