Worldviews of the Greenlanders : an Inuit Arctic perspective /

Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research has grown around the Inuit and Yupiit of Nort...

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Main Author: Sonne, Birgitte (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2017]
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