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Author Weetaltuk, Eddy, 1932-2005,
Title From the tundra to the trenches / Eddy Weetaltuk, author ; Thibault Martin, editor.
Imprint Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, 2016.

Series First voices, first texts ; 4
First voices, first texts ; 4.
Subject Weetaltuk, Eddy, 1932-2005.
Inuit -- Canada -- Biography.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Canada -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Canada -- Biography.
Alt Name Martin, Thibault, 1963-
Description 1 online resource.
Note Previously published in French translation under title: E9-422, un Inuit, de la toundra à la guerre de Corée.
"Now published for the first time in its English original version."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "'My name is Weetaltuk; Eddy Weetaltuk. My Eskimo tag name is E9-422.' So begins From the 'Tundra to the Trenches.' Weetaltuk means 'innocent eyes' in Inuktitut, but to the Canadian government, he was known as E9-422: E for Eskimo, 9 for his community, 422 to identify Eddy. In 1951, Eddy decided to leave James Bay. Because Inuit weren't allowed to leave the North, he changed his name and used this new identity to enlist in the Canadian Forces: Edward Weetaltuk, E9-422, became Eddy Vital, SC-17515, and headed off to fight in the Korean War. In 1967, after fifteen years in the Canadian Forces, Eddy returned home. He worked with Inuit youth struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and, in 1974, started writing his life's story. This compelling memoir traces an Inuk's experiences of world travel and military service. Looking back on his life, Weetaltuk wanted to show young Inuit that they can do and be what they choose. From the Tundra to the Trenches is the fourth book in the First Voices, First Texts series, which publishes lost or underappreciated texts by Indigenous writers. This new English edition of Eddy Weetaltuk's memoir includes a foreword and appendix by Thibault Martin and an introduction by Isabelle St-Amand."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780887555367 (pdf)
0887555365
9780887555343 (epub)
0887555349
OCLC # 953332142
Additional Format Weetaltuk, Eddy, 1932-2005. From the tundra to the trenches./. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : University of Manitoba Press, [2016] ©2016 First voices, first texts First voices, first texts ; (CaOONL)20169031497