The Fan Hitch Volume 6, Number 1, December 2003

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog

Table of Contents

Editorial: What's in a Name?
Fan Mail
Breaking Away: The Liberation of Ove Nygaard
What is the ISDI and the ISD?
A Holiday Miracle
Of Sheep and Sled Dogs
News Briefs
Qamutiit and How They're Loaded
The Truth Behind the Madrid Protocol
Media Review: Globe Trekker - Iceland and Greenland
Product Review: Ryobi TrimmerPlus®
Tip for the Trail: Bitches in Season
IMHO: Super Cars and Inuit Dogs

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Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

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Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

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Unsolicited Correspondance From Our Readers

Ms Hamilton,

I can barely contain my excitement after finding your organization and The Fan Hitch, on-line.  Would you provide me information on a subscription as well as if it is possible to purchase back issues?

Also, I was delighted to find your reference list of scholarly papers in Volume 4, Number 2 -- as it is very similar to my own list. For many of the articles on your list, I have been able to locate copies over the past few years.  However,  you reference Ken MacRury's thesis -- I have failed on my numerous attempts to locate anyone that would/could make a photocopy.  Is it possible that you could make a copy -- if this can be done, what would be that cost also ?

One last favor --is there an individual in your organization that can provide brief information regarding the books on your web site?  There are 2 or 3 that I am unfamiliar with and I wonder if they might be of interest to my research.

Thanks for your time.

Diana Mason
Newsletter Editor for the Alaskan Malamute Club of America
Tennesee, USA

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Dear Sue & Mark,

I have been a distant fancier of the Canadian Eskimo Dog for a long time.  I have always had a reverance for the breed and up until recently it has been from afar.  I now have rescued one (to the dismay of my wife who doesn't have the same appreciation for the breed).  I have gone through the ISDI site and I am wondering what is the ISD?  Is it the same as the CED if so, why do you not refer to the dog by its actual name?

With the risk of offending (which is not my intention) is this a result of "political correctness"?  If it is, I find it sad, after all it is a dog we are talking about and a rose by any other name is still a rose.  Also, as far names go, the Canadian Eskimo Dog is very appropriate to the breed considering the preferred diet.  Having a native heritage myself (my father and grandmother are Metis and my great grand-mother was Mohawk)I have never found offence from the name of a dog.

Which I guess brings me back to my original question is the ISD the same as the CED? 

JF (name withheld by TFH editor)
No address given

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