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Alaskan Eskimos

Author: Wendell H Oswalt
Publisher: San Francisco, Chandler Pub. Co.; distributors: Science Research Associates, Chicago [1967]
Series: Chandler publications in anthropology and sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History, culture, linguistics, ethnology, anthropology and physiology.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oswalt, Wendell H.
Alaskan Eskimos.
San Francisco, Chandler Pub. Co.; distributors: Science Research Associates, Chicago [1967]
(OCoLC)562450225
Online version:
Oswalt, Wendell H.
Alaskan Eskimos.
San Francisco, Chandler Pub. Co.; distributors: Science Research Associates, Chicago [1967]
(OCoLC)608114361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell H Oswalt
ISBN: 0810201844 9780810201842
OCLC Number: 419694
Description: xv, 297 pages illustrations, maps 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The people and the environment --
Tribes --
Environment --
Populations and densities --
2. Language and prehistory --
Linguistic classifications --
Linguistic chronology --
Cultural origins --
Prehistory --
Recent studies of origins --
3. Biology --
Morphology --
Physiology --
Pathology --
4. Settlement patterns --
Classification --
Subsistence and dwelling types --
Population densities --
5. Subsistence and clothing --
Representative subsistence patterns --
Food preparation --
Trade --
Clothing --
6. Technological patterns --
Materials and production tools --
Tribal technologies --
7. Community patterns --
Representative community patterns --
Comparison of community life --
8. The individual --
Pregnancy, birth and infanticide --
Naming the child --
Childhood --
Marriage, kinship, and descent --
Adult life --
Death and burial --
9. Religious patterns --
Origins --
Sun and moon --
The land and its occupants --
Spirits --
Shamans --
Rites, rituals, and ceremonies --
Ceremonial equipment --
10. Alaskan Eskimo: interpretations --
Origins --
Cultural development --
Inuit and Yuit separation --
Population shifts --
Land versus sea exploration --
Regional comparison --
Tribal densities compared --
Social developments --
Religious developments --
Difficulties in defining Eskimo culture.
Series Title: Chandler publications in anthropology and sociology.
Responsibility: [by] Wendell H. Oswalt.

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History, culture, linguistics, ethnology, anthropology and physiology.

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