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Endangered Peoples of the Arctic: Struggles to Survive and Thrive (Endangered Peoples of the World)by Milton M. R. Freeman
Synopses & Reviews
In the Arctic regions, virtually all inhabitants are cultural minorities within their own countries, and although their native culture is constantly evolving naturally, outside pressures are endangering their most important traditions. Endangered Peoples of the Arctic focuses on 14 endangered cultures, from the Inuit tribes in Canada, Alaska, and Greenland to the Saami in Sweden. Students and interested readers will become informed about the contemporary impacts on their traditional way of life, such as loss of language, military intrusions, oil drilling, and wildlife protection, and how these groups are responding. The chapters are written by anthropologists based on their recent fieldwork, which guarantees unparalleled accuracy and exciting immediacy.
Book News Annotation:
Examines the threats to cultural survival of 14 groups of peoples of the arctic regions in Russia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Norway, and Finland, as well as their political, cultural, and economic responses to the threat. Each chapter also discusses the ecological settings, subsistence strategies, social and political organizations, religions and world views of such groups as the Inuits, the James Bay Cree, the Evenkis of Central Siberia, and the Whaler Northern Norway.
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An illuminating introduction to endangered peoples and cultures of the Arctic regions.
About the Author
MILTON M. R. FREEMAN is Henry Marshall Tory Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Table of Contents
The Aleuts of the Pribilof islands, Alaska / Helen D. Corbett and Susanne M. Swibold — The Chukchi and Siberian Yupiit of the Russian Far East / Peter P. Schweitzer and Patty A. Gray — The Cree of James Bay, Quebec, Canada / Harvey A. Feit — The Evenkis of central Siberia / David G. Anderson — The Innu of Labrador, Canada / Adrian Tanner — The Inuit of Nunavut, Canada / Bruce Rigby, John MacDonald, and Leah Otak — The sheep-farming Kujataamiut of South Greenland / Rasmus Ole Rasmussen — The Iänupiat of Alaska / Barbara Bodenhorn — The Isertormeeq of East Greenland / Grete K. Hovelsrud-Broda — The Kalaallit of West Greenland / Richard A. Caulfield — The Kaska of Canada of Canada / Patrick Moore — The whalers of Lofoten, northern Norway / Arne Kalland — The Saami / Hugh Beach — The Yupiit of western Alaska / Anne Fienup-Riordan.
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