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.
[a] welcome arrival....[a] useful and timely text for those interested in the diversity of northern peoples, in the commonalties of the issues that face them, and in their respective responses.Cambridge University Press
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
Introduction: Challenges to Cultural Survival in the Artic by Milton M. R. Freeman
The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska by Helen D. Corbett and Susanne M. Swibold
The Chukchi and Siberian Yupiit of the Russian Far East by Peter P. Schweitzer and Patty A. Gray
The Cree of James Bay, Quebec, Canada by Harvey A. Feit
The Evenkis of Central Siberia by David G. Anderson
The Innu of Labrador, Canada by Adrian Tanner
The Inuit of Nunavut, Canada by Bruce Rigby, John MacDonald, and Leah Otak
The Inuit of Southern Greenland by Rasmus Ole Rasmussen
The Inupiat of Alaska by Barbara Bodenhorn
The Isertormeeq of East Greenland by Grete K. Hovelsrud-Broda
The Kalaallit of West Greenland by Richard A. Caulfield
The Kaska of Canada by Patrick Moore
The Lofoten, Northern Norway, Whalers by Arne Kalland
The Saami by Hugh Beach
The Yupiit of Western Alaska by Ann Fienup-Riordan