Book

The Snowdrift Chipewyan

Northern Co-ordination and Research Centre, Dept. of Northern Affairs and National ResourcesOttawa, Ont. • Published In 1963 • Pages: 2, 4, 115

By: VanStone, James W..

Abstract
This is an intensive study of the isolated community of Snowdrift in the Mackenzie-River-Great Slave Lake area of Canadian Northwest Territories. A preliminary report dealing primarily with the economy of Snowdrift was undertaken by the author in the summer of 1960 under contract to the Northern Co-ordination and Research Centre of the Canadian government. This report appears as source 2: VanStone in this file. The present source is a continuation of the author's field work at the village during the summer of 1961 and for a month in the winter of 1961-1962, and deals with the general historical background of the community, the annual cycle (primarily in terms of hunting, trapping and fishing), material culture and subsistence, the life cycle from birth to death, social structure and community life, the individual in relationship to his culture, and religion. Throughout the report the author notes the pervasive effects of white acculturation on native institutions.
Subjects
Culture summary
History
Sociocultural trends
Annual cycle
culture
Chipewyans
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
North America
Sub Region
Arctic and Subarctic
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1989-1991
Coverage Date
eighteenth century - 1962
Coverage Place
Snowdrift, Mackenzie River-Great Slave Lake area, Northwest Territories , Canada
Notes
[by] James W. VanStone
Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-115)
LCSH
Chipewyan Indians--Social life and customs/Accultu