Pryde, Duncan, 1937-. Nunaga: my land, my country

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Title: Nunaga: my land, my country

Published By: Edmonton, Alta.: M.G. Hurtig Ltd., 1972. 285 p.: ill., maps (on lining papers)

By line: Duncan Pryde

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Copper Inuit (ND08)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Hunting and trapping (224); Marine hunting (225); Fishing (226); Travel (484); Animal transport (492); Extramarital sex relations (837);

Abstract: This is a narrative of Pryde's experiences in the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic, first as an employee of the Hudson Bay Company, and later (1966) as an elected member of the governing body of the Northwest Territories. The author begins with his first trading post assignment at Baker Lake in the Caribou Inuit territory, and then describes subsequent posts at Spence Bay, Perry Island, Bathurst Inlet, and Baychima in the Copper Inuit area. Although there is much information in this work on Pryde's personal experiences in the Arctic region (indexed for OCM category 114), there is also a wealth of data here on his close relationship with the Copper Inuit, as well as on the climate, travel conditions in the region, snowhouse construction, hunting, fishing, sealing, animal and plant life, birth, death, and marriage customs, and cultural changes in the Arctic as of 1970. The ethnographic information is well integrated into the author's personal account and provides the reader with an excellent overview of what life was like in the Northwest Territories of Canada during the period 1958-1970.

Document Number: 37

Document ID: nd08-037

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1958-1970

Evaluation: Foreign Resident - 5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1995

Coverage Date: 1958-1970

Coverage Place: Northwest Territories, Canada

LCSH: Copper Eskimos

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