Bering's men found Eskimos in Alaska.


Bering's men found the Eskimos in Alaska.

Which is right?

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"Bering's men found Eskimos in Alaska" implies that Eskimos were already known to live in other regions.

"Bering's men found the Eskimos in Alaska" implies either that that's the only region where they live, or more generally that Bering's men found those Eskimos living in Alaska as opposed to elsewhere, or even that these particular Eskimos have already been referred to in the narrative.

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