Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This drama follows a zoologist during his explorations of arctic life in northern Canada over one winter and his relationship with the local Inuit (popularly known as "Eskimo") people. When a European woman scientist joins him, things get considerably livelier. However, after returning from an expedition with his native guides in the spring, they discover that she has been killed by a polar bear. A conflict arises between the scientist and his native friends on the kinds of rites and ceremonies with which to commemorate her life and death.