Hunters in the barrens: the Naskapi on the edge of the White Man's world
Memorial University of Newfoundland • (12) • Published In 1973 • Pages: 11, 130
By: Henriksen, Georg.
AbstractThis study of the Davis Inlet Naskapi explores the discontinuities between their life in winter hunting camps and their summer life in a village dominated by a missionary and, to a lesser extent, a government storekeeper. He details the annual round, comparing hunting and social life in camps with the social life in the village where the economy is a mixture of fishing and welfare income. He argues that the traditional values focused on sharing of game, allowing good hunters to exchange products of the hunt for prestige and ensuring an equal distribution of food among the group. In contrast, the monetized economy has disrupted traditional patterns and values, leading to conflict and confusion. The author's analysis of interpersonal relations includes intragroup group relations as well as individual relations with the missionary and the storekeeper.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Arctic and Subarctic
- Document Type
- Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1977-1978
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Davis Inlet, Newfound and Labrador province, Canada
- Georg Henriksen
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -126)
- Innu Indians