Synopses & Reviews
Especially notable for Lucien Turner's descriptions of nineteenth-century Native material culture, Ethnology of the Ungava District was originally published in 1894 as part of the Smithsonian's Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology series -- often considered to mark the beginning of American anthropological studies. This reissue, with an insightful new introduction, ensures that Turner's work continues to be a classic introduction to the culture of the Innu and Inuit people of northern Quebec and Labrador.
About the Author
Lucien M. Turner (1848-1909) contributed significantly to the collections of the Smithsonian Institution; he was the author of Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska (1868).
Stephen Loring is an anthropologist at the Arctic Studies Center of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.