Book

Nunaga: my land, my country

M.G. Hurtig Ltd.Edmonton, Alta. • Published In 1972 • Pages:

By: Pryde, Duncan.

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.
Subjects
Reviews and critiques
Hunting and trapping
Marine hunting
Fishing
Travel
Animal transport
Extramarital sex relations
culture
Copper Inuit
HRAF PubDate
1996
Region
North America
Sub Region
Arctic and Subarctic
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Foreign Resident
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1995
Coverage Date
1958-1970
Coverage Place
Northwest Territories, Canada
Notes
Duncan Pryde
LCSH
Copper Eskimos