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Living on the land : change among the Inuit of Baffin Island

Author: John S Matthiasson
Publisher: Peterborough, Canada ; Lewiston, NY : Broadview Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A personalized ethnography describing the Tununermiut, Inuit people from the Pond Inlet region of the northern tip of Baffin Island Northwest Territories from 1963 to the present. The description is of the hunting gathering (camp life) that existed a decade ago, changes as a result of outside influences, whalers, Canadian Government sponsored settlement and the response of the Tununermiut to the changes.
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Matthiasson, John S.
Living on the land.
Peterborough, Canada ; Lewiston, NY : Broadview Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)622228226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Matthiasson
ISBN: 092114993X 9780921149934
OCLC Number: 27348796
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Becoming like an Inuit? / A whaling we will go --
Pre-contact Period --
The whaling period --
Becoming Canadians --
A trading post becomes a settlement --
The coming of the Bay --
A killing brings the police and a detachment --
The coming of the Church --
Camp life in the contact-traditional period --
Aullativik in summer and winter --
Contact-traditional economics --
Sexual roles and division of labour --
Care and training of the young --
Hunting patterns and territoriality --
Leadership --
Contact with the Settlement --
The coming of the bureaucrats --
The Euro-Canadian community and its divisions --
The Mittimatalikmiut --
Relations between Tununermiut and Euro-Canadians --
A changing political paradigm, and the impact of new statutes --
The emergence of a New generation of leaders --
The settlement ten years later --
A home in the settlement --
The political scene --
Epilogue --
Changes in identity and politics --
The emergence of a new political paradigm --
A larger matrix- Inuit among other aboriginals --
The present.
Responsibility: John S. Matthiasson.

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A personalized ethnography describing the Tununermiut, Inuit people from the Pond Inlet region of the northern tip of Baffin Island Northwest Territories from 1963 to the present. The description is of the hunting gathering (camp life) that existed a decade ago, changes as a result of outside influences, whalers, Canadian Government sponsored settlement and the response of the Tununermiut to the changes.

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