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Hunters in the barrens : the Naskapi on the edge of the white man's world

Author: Georg Henriksen
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive study of the Naskapi Indians of Labrador is based on an anthropologist's life with them between 1966 and 1968, when families still followed the traditional pattern of hunting on the barrens during the winter and returning to their costal settlements in the summer. Now the Naskapi live in coastal settlements; no longer in possession of their own culture, they have become sedentaries under white  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Henriksen, Georg.
Hunters in the barrens
(DLC) 2010027184
(OCoLC)609529132
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Henriksen
ISBN: 9780857453679 085745367X
OCLC Number: 892430229
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 148 pages, [23] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Chapter 1. The Naskapi and their Environment --
PART II: THE WORLD OF THE HUNTER --
Chapter 2. Nomads in the Barren Lands --
Chapter 3. Leadership in the Barren Ground World --
Chapter 4. Socio-Territorial Groupings --
PART III: SEDENTARIES UNDER WHITE TUTELAGE --
Chapter 5. The Coastal World --
Chapter 6. The Naskapi and their White Patrons --
Chapter 7. The Meaningfulness of the Two Worlds of the Naskapi --
Postscript: The Future of the Naskapi.
Responsibility: Georg Henriksen.

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