essay

The Copper Eskimo

hunters and gatherers today: a socioeconomic study of eleven such cultures in the twentieth centuryNew York • Published In 1972 • Pages: 3-50

By: Damas, David.

Abstract
This is an ethnographic description of pre-contact Copper Inuit life and it traces the development of their social organization and seasonal economic cycle up to the late 1960s (p. 4). Major topics discussed are culture history, geography, food resources in the natural environment, the food quest, the economy, material culture, social organization, settlement patterns, kinship, religious beliefs, the life cycle, and social change.
Subjects
Sociocultural trends
Annual cycle
Hunting and trapping
Marine hunting
Fishing
Settlement patterns
culture
Copper Inuit
HRAF PubDate
1996
Region
North America
Sub Region
Arctic and Subarctic
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
John Beierle
Coverage Date
pre-contact-late 1960s
Coverage Place
Northwest Territories, Canada
Notes
David Damas
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-49)
LCCN
70179547
LCSH
Copper Eskimos