The Life of the Copper Eskimos by Barnett RichlingThe Life of the Copper Eskimos by Barnett Richling

The Life of the Copper Eskimos

byBarnett Richling, Diamond Jenness

Paperback | April 30, 2015

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First published in 1922, The Life of the Copper Eskimos has long been regarded as a classic of Arctic ethnography. In this groundbreaking work, pioneer anthropologist Diamond Jenness describes in vivid detail the everyday interactions, practices, customs, and beliefs of the Copper Inuit(Inuinnait) with whom he lived from 1914 to 1916 - people who were, at the time, barely touched by contacts with the Western world. Featuring a new introduction that expertly sets the stage for Jenness's observations, this exceptional volume offers modern readers a rare glimpse into a vibrant anddynamic peoples' past ways of life. The preface is written by Barnett Richling, who recently retired as Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Winnipeg.
Diamond Jenness (1886-1969) was born in New Zealand. Jenness attended Victoria University College and graduated with first class honours in 1908. Later he studied at Balliol College, Oxford. He received both a B.A. in Lit. Hum. and a diploma in Anthropology at Oxford in 1911. From 1911-12 he was designated Oxford Scholar in Papua and ...
Title:The Life of the Copper EskimosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:April 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. The Country of the Copper Eskimos2. The Exploration of the Country3. The Distribution of the Population4. Trade and Intercourse5. Dwellings6. Dwellings (Continued)7. Social Organization8. Food9. Winter Life10. Summer Life11. Hunting and Fishing12. Marriage, Childbirth, Naming and Treatment of Children13. Sickness, Death and Burial14. Religious Beliefs15. Shamanism16. Shamanism (Continued)17. Amusements18. Psychology and MoralitAppendixBibliographyIndex