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Loon : memory, meaning, and reality in a northern Dene community

Author: Henry S Sharp
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001.
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"In August 1975 at Foxholm Lake on the reserve of the Chipewyan, a Northern Dene people, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, anthropologist Henry S. Sharp and two members of the Mission Band encountered a loon. Loons are prized for their meat and skin, so the two Chipewyan tried - thirty times - to kill it. The loon, in a brazen display of power, thwarted these attempts and in doing so revealed itself to be a
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sharp, Henry S.
Loon.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)604169883
Online version:
Sharp, Henry S.
Loon.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)608242366
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry S Sharp
ISBN: 0803242921 9780803242920 0803293216 9780803293212
OCLC Number: 45963270
Description: xxiv, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Loon --
Mission --
Indeterminacy --
Foxholm Lake --
The whites' land --
Loon II --
Wild things --
Time --
Animals --
Wolf --
Dog --
Loon III --
Talking about things --
Loon IV --
Meaning --
Death by meaning --
Event and memory --
Future memory --
Loon V.
Responsibility: Henry S. Sharp.
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In August 1975, at Foxholm Lake on the reserve of the Chipewyan, the author and two members of the Mission Band encountered a loon. This book embarks on a narrative exploration of the Chipewyan  Read more...

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"A well-told narrative ethnography of the Dene people of Mission, Canada, during the last decades of the twentieth century."-Tom Mould, Journal of American Folklore -- Tom Mould * Journal of American Read more...

 
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