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Later, they would go south into Baffin Land after the reindeer, and to get their year's store of salmon from the hundreds of streams and lakes of the interior; coming back north in September or October for the musk-ox hunting and the regular winter sealery.
He was a good seal-dog, and would keep a musk-ox at bay by running round him and snapping at his heels.
The tribe lost a couple of their best hunters, who were badly crippled in a fight with a musk-ox, and this threw more work on the others.
When he was out on the snow he barked furiously, as though on the trail of a musk-ox, and, barking and leaping and frisking, passed out of sight.
Amoraq jumped from the bench where she sat, and began to sweep things into the girl's lap--stone lamps, iron skin-scrapers, tin kettles, deer- skins embroidered with musk-ox teeth, and real canvas-needles such as sailors use--the finest dowry that has ever been given on the far edge of the Arctic Circle, and the girl from the North bowed her head down to the very floor.
THRILL OF CHASE An Arctic wolf pursuing a musk-ox is caught on camera for first time
An Arctic wolf pursues a musk-ox - a big and scary-looking hoofed mammal - in a hunt which had never been caught on camera before
With such enticing names as knuckle hop, two foot high kick and musk-ox push, children will be eager to practise these moves.
Throughout the dark days, the only animals to be seen on the snow-masked tundra are the musk-ox, reindeer and caribou.
They found signs of erosive arthritis in only three species -- bison, Bighorn sheep and woodland musk-ox -- all of them extinct bovids.
It's the Arctic of your childhood imagination, land of the musk-ox and Arctic wolf.