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Hunters of the northern forest : designs for survival among the Alaskan Kutchin

Author: Richard K Nelson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1973.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Nelson
ISBN: 0226571777 9780226571775
OCLC Number: 751092
Description: xv, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The study. Introduction (The topic ; The method of study) ; The setting (The Western Kutchin ; The Chalkyitsik Kutchin ; The country ; The annual cycle) --
Hunting, fishing, and gathering. Vegetation and its uses (White spruce ; Deciduous trees and shrubs ; Other plants) ; Summer travel : the logistics of hunting (Hunting canoes ; River boats ; River travel ; Camping) ; Fish (Hook and line fishing ; Fish traps ; Netting ; Ice fishing ; Uses of fish) ; Birds (Waterfowl ; Grouse and ptarmigan ; Other birds) ; Moose (Moose and the seasons ; River hunting ; Winter and spring hunting ; Moose snaring ; Uses of moose ; Caribou) ; Bears (Snaring ; Den hunting ; Spring and summer hunting ; Danger from bears ; Uses of bear) ; Small game (Porcupine ; Snowshoe hare ; Squirrels) --
Trapping. The trappers (The trappers ; The season ; Traplines ; Cabins and shelters ; Trapping productivity) ; Winter travel : the logistics of trapping (Dog teams ; The snowmobile ; Pathfinding ; Snow conditions ; Ice conditions ; Weater prediction ; Effects of wind and cold ; Winter clothing ; Frostbite and freezing) ; Mink (Locating trap sets ; Trap-setting methods ; Checking sets ; Uses of mink) ; Marten (Habitat and season ; Locating trap sets ; Trap-setting methods ; Uses of marten) ; Lynx (Locating trap sets ; Trap-setting methods ; Checking traps ; Snaring ; Uses of lynx) ; The minor fur species (Wolverine ; Wolf ; Red fox ; Otter) ; Beaver (The animal ; Snaring ; Uses of beaver) ; Muskrat (The animal ; Trapping methods ; Hunting techniques ; Uses of muskrat) --
Problems in adaptation. History, environment, and settlement pattern (Traditional settlement pattern ; The fur-trade era ; The emergency of villages) ; Acculturative patterns and exploitative skills (Acculturation and attitudes toward change ; Receptiveness to change ; Athapaskans and Eskimos ; Acculturation and adaptive skills) ; Adaptive skills : a comparative perspective (The problem ; Supportive data ; Relationships between Eskimo and Athapaskan culture ; Conclusions).
Other Titles: Designs for survival among the Alaskan Kutchin
Responsibility: Richard K. Nelson.

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