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Chipewyans

North Americahunter-gatherers

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The Chipewyans inhabit the central Canadian Subarctic, in an immense but sparsely settled territory. In aboriginal times the Chipewyan were nomadic and subsisted primarily on caribou hunting. The Chipewyan language is in the Na-Dene family. By the 1960s settlement patterns were becoming more permanent and wage labor and commercial hunting and fishing were becoming more important economically.

Identifier
nd07
Region
  • North America
Subregion
  • Arctic and Subarctic
Subsistence Type
  • hunter-gatherers
Samples
Countries
  • Canada
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