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The central Eskimo

Author: Franz Boas
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1964]
Series: Bison book.
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Reprint of part of Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1888, p.409-669. (AB1728).
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Genre/Form: Music
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.
Central Eskimo.
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1964]
(OCoLC)561861298
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Boas
ISBN: 0803250169 9780803250161
OCLC Number: 807837
Notes: "Originally published as a part of the Sixth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1888."
"BB 196."
Includes Eskimo music (unacc.).
Description: xi, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Authorities quoted ; Orthography ; Geography of northeastern America --
Distribution of the tribes. General observations ; Baffin Land (The Sikosuilarmiut ; The Akuliarmiut ; The Qaumauangmiut ; The Nugumiut ; The Oqomiut ; The Padlimiut and the Akudnirmiut ; The Aggomiut ; The Iglulirmiut ; The Pilingmiut ; The Sagdlirmiut) ; Western shore of Hudson Bay (The Aivillirmiut ; The Kinipetu or Agutit ; The Sagdlirmiut of Southampton Island ; The Sinlmiut) ; Boothia Felix and Back River (The Netchillirmiut ; The Ugjulirmiut ; The Ukusiksalirmiut) ; Smith Sound (The natives of Ellesmere Land ; The North Greenlanders) --
Influence of geographical conditions upon the distribution of the settlements --
Trade and intercourse between the tribes --
List of the central Eskimo tribes --
Hunting and fishing. Seal, walrus, and whale hunting ; Deer, musk ox, and bear hunting ; Hunting of small game ; Fishing --
Manufactures. Making leather and preparing skins ; Sundry implements --
Transportation by boats and sledges. The boat ; The sledge and dogs --
Habitations and dress. The house ; Clothing, dressing of the hair, and tattooing --
Social and religious life. Domestic occupations and amusements ; Visiting ; Social customs in summer ; Social order and laws ; Religious ideas and the angakunirn (priesthood) (Sedna and the fulmar ; The tornait and the angakut ; The flight to the moon ; Kadlu the thunderer) ; Feasts, religious and secular ; Customs and regulations concerning birth, sickness, and death --
Tales and traditions. Ititaujang ; The emigration of the Sagdlirmiut ; Kalopaling ; The Uissuit ; Kiviung ; Origin of the narwhal ; The visitor ; The fugitive women ; Qaudjaqdjuq (Story of the three brothers ; Qaudjaqdjuq) ; Igimarasugdjuqdjuaq the cannibal ; The Tornit ; The woman and the spirit of the singing house ; The constellation Udleqdjun ; Origin of the Adlet and of the Qadlunait ; The great flood ; Inugpaqdjuqdjualung ; The bear story ; Sundry tales (The owl and the raven) ; Comparison between Baffin Land traditions and those of other tribes --
Science and the arts. Geography and navigation ; Poetry and music (Merrymaking among the Tornit ; The lemming's song ; Arlum pissinga (the killer's song) (Summer song ; The returnign hunter ; Song of the Tornit ; Song of the Inuit traveling to Nettilling ; Oxaitoq's song ; Utitiaq's song ; Song ; Song ; Song of the Tornit ; The fox and the woman ; The raven's song ; Song of a Padlimio ; Ititaujang's song ; Playing at ball ; Playing at ball ; Extracts) --
Glossary. Eskimo words used, with derivations and significations ; Eskimo geographical names used, with English significations.
Series Title: Bison book.
Responsibility: Introd. by Henry B. Collins.

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Reprint of part of Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1888, p.409-669. (AB1728).

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