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Published: 11 June 2015

320 Pages | 1 b/w diagram


ISBN: 9780199017867

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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 one-hundredth year of Jenness arriving 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.
  • 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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