Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 August 2015

320 Pages | 1 illus.

6.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199017867

Bookseller Code (06)

The Life of the Copper Eskimos

Barnett Richling and The late Diamond Jenness

Wynford Books

  • New edition of an ethnographic classic
  • Jenness was a pioneer anthropologist and the most important Canadian anthropologist of the early twentieth century.
  • His study of the Copper Inuit is a classic, still important for what it says, but also for initiating ethnographic studies of the people of the Canadian Arctic.
  • Jenness went on to become Chief of the Anthropological Division of the National Museum of Canada from 1926 to 1948.
  • Excellent introduction by scholar Barnett Richling places rich context--and plenty of adventure--around the writing of this fascinating ethnography.
  • Marks the one-hundredth year anniversary of Jenness's arrival at Bernard Harbour, a sheltered inlet along the mainland shore of Dolphin and Union Strait, and at the time, headquarters of the expedition's six-man scientific section, the Southern Party.
  • One of the first ethnographies ever published
  • Carefully notated and respectfully written anthroplogical detail of a Northern people
  • Of interest to students and scholars across the globe's polar countries

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