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Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 : journals and letters

Author: Franz Boas; Ludger Müller-Wille
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
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"In the summer of 1883, Franz Boas, widely regarded as one of the fathers of Inuit anthropology, sailed from Germany to Baffin Island to spend a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. This was his introduction to the Arctic and to anthropological fieldwork. This book presents, for the first time, his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit, providing not only insightful background  Read more...
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Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.
Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
(DLC) 99216117
(OCoLC)41872451
Named Person: Franz Boas; Franz Boas; Franz Boas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Boas; Ludger Müller-Wille
ISBN: 9781442675049 1442675047
OCLC Number: 666913852
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 298 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Germans and Inuit on Baffin Island in the 1880s --
Period of Preparation in Germany, 1882-1883 --
On Board the Germania from Hamburg to Baffin Island, June-July 1883 --
In the Drift and Pack Ice off Baffin Island, July-August 1883 --
Reaching K'exerten, Tinixdjuarbing: Meeting the Whalers and Inuit, August-September 1883 --
Winding Down the German Polar Station, K'ingua, September 1883 --
Late Fall Boat Trips in the Sound, September-October 1883 --
Investigations at K'exerten, October-December 1883 --
Inuit, Igloos, and Dogs: Journeys on the Ice of Tinixdjuarbing, December 1883-May 1884 --
Overland to Davis Strait: From Kingnait to Padli, May 1884 --
Along the East Coast of Baffin Island: Survey Trips on the Sea Ice, May-July 1884.
Other Titles: Franz Boas bei den Inuit in Baffinland 1883-1884.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Ludger Müller-Wille ; translated by William Barr.
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