Handbook of North American Indians: Arctic

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William C. Sturtevant
Government Printing Office, 1978 - Eskimos - 848 pages
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The Handbook of North American Indians is a 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, intended to serve as a standard reference work for anthropologists, historians, students, and the general reader. Each volume contains heavily illustrated chapters by the main authorities on each topic and concludes with an extensive bibliography and index. Volume 5 covers the Eskimo, Inuit, and Aleut of the United States, Canada, Greenland, and Russia.

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Edited by DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University, this latest addition to the distinguished "Handbook of North American Indians" series documents ... Read full review

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The Author mentions an island that my grandfather is from but, that is not what you call the "arctic circle". The arctic circle is further up and I believed closer to Canada. Otherwise, I did find some information about my family history and I am seeking more to find since it is a part of who I am. The Alaskan Island my grandfather, Andrew Noatak, is from is Nunivak Island, AK. 


Western Arctic
History of Colonial Greenland 676 The Grise Fiord Project
Polar Eskimo 683 Contemporary Inuit of Quebec
The PanEskimo Movement
The 19501980 Period Robert Petersen
The Land Claims Era in Alaska

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David Damas is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

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