Pryde, Duncan, 1937-. Nunaga: my land, my country

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Nunaga: my land, my country

Published By: Original publisher Edmonton, Alta.: M.G. Hurtig Ltd.. 1972. 285 p. ill., maps (on lining papers)

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Duncan Pryde

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Copper Inuit (ND08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Reviews and critiques (114); Hunting and trapping (224); Marine hunting (225); Fishing (226); Travel (484); Animal transport (492); Extramarital sex relations (837);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 37

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nd08-037

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1970

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Foreign Resident - 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1995

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1958-1970

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Northwest Territories, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Copper Eskimos

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