Endangered Peoples of the Arctic: Struggles to Survive and Thrive (Endangered Peoples of the World Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

The Arctic regions are the heartland the groups profiled in Endangered Peoples of the Arctic, and the varied Arctic peoples share common threats from governments and neighbors to the south. Each chapter is devoted to a specific people, including a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies, social and political organization, and religion and world view; threats to their survival, and their response to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought poses questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experience of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists films and videos, pertinent organizations and web sites. As the curriculum expands to include more multicultural and indigenous peoples, this unique volume will be valuable to both students and teachers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313306495
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Greenwood Press Endangered Peoples of the World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

MILTON M. R. FREEMAN is Henry Marshall Tory Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

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

Index

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