Hunters in the Barrens: The Naskapi on the Edge of the White Man's World

Hunters in the Barrens: The Naskapi on the Edge of the White Man's World

By: Georg Henriksen (author)Paperback

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This comprehensive study of the Naskapi Indians of Labrador is based on an anthropologist's life with them between 1966 and 1968, when families still followed the traditional pattern of hunting on the barrens during the winter and returning to their costal settlements in the summer. Now the Naskapi live in coastal settlements; no longer in possession of their own culture, they have become sedentaries under white tutelage. This description of two antithetical worlds provides valuable insights for anyone interested in contemporary native rights issues. Georg Henriksen was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen (Norway). He first carried out extensive fieldwork among the Innu in 1966-68, and for the rest of his life kept returning to Labrador. It was his deep concern for the future of the Innu people, and that of other indigenous peoples, that drove him to participate in the founding of IWGIA (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs). He always retained a special fondness for the Innu people, and a great personal, professional and political interest in their affairs.

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Georg Henriksen was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen (Norway). He first carried out extensive fieldwork among the Innu in 1966-68, and for the rest of his life kept returning to Labrador. It was his deep concern for the future of the Innu people, and that of other indigenous peoples, that drove him to participate in the founding of IWGIA (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs). He always retained a special fondness for the Innu people, and a great personal, professional and political interest in their affairs.

Contents

Foreword Preface Introduction PART I: THE SETTING Chapter 1. The Naskapi and their Environment PART II: THE WORLD OF THE HUNTER Chapter 2. Nomads in the Barren Lands Chapter 3. Leadership in the Barren Ground World Chapter 4. Socio-Territorial Groupings PART III: SEDENTARIES UNDER WHITE TUTELAGE Chapter 5. The Coastal World Chapter 6. The Naskapi and their White Patrons Chapter 7. The Meaningfulness of the Two Worlds of the Naskapi Postscript: The Future of the Naskapi Appendix References Index List of Institute Publications

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781845459505
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9781845459505
  • weight: 260
  • ISBN10: 1845459504

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