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Subsistence and culture in the western Canadian Arctic

Matthew W. Betts

Subsistence and culture in the western Canadian Arctic

a multicontextual approach

by Matthew W. Betts

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Published by Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Matthew W. Betts
SeriesMercury series, Archaeology paper -- 169, Archaeology paper (Canadian Museum of Civilization) -- 169.
ContributionsCanadian Museum of Civilization
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE78.C2 B476 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 298 :
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24424693M
ISBN 100660198037
ISBN 109780660198033
LC Control Number2010292476
OCLC/WorldCa225776310

This chapter addresses traditional Inuit societies and their responses to climatic changes. It is argued that, due to the Arctic region's island-like status concerning environment, climate, geography, and cultural history, and due to an interdisciplinary Arctic research tradition, this region is particularly favourable to study and learn from, with regard to societies and climate by: 1. relatively new tradition to the culture groups of the region (Nelson ; Huntington ). Canadian fur traders colonized the region in the 19th century followed by Ameri-can gold miners and other colonists in the 20th century who brought a very different culture, systems of governance, and land ethic to interior Alaska (Naske and Slotnick.

  By the time Ashoona’s daughter, Napachie Pootoogook was born in , Inuit life was undergoing radical changes. What had once been a nomadic, subsistence culture was Author: Carolina A. Miranda. Canadian Museum of History Publishing has been an activity of the Canadian Museum of History since its founding in and proudly continues with new publications every year, including popular books on Canadian history, short souvenir catalogues of our world-class exhibitions and academic books in our renowned Mercury Series.

ARCTIC. ARCTIC. The Arctic lies north of 70 ° latitude, marked by the tree line of the Subarctic. Few cultural groups occupy the Arctic: the Inuit live across the circumpolar region from northern Siberia throughout Greenland; the Aleuts and Yu'pik live on the coast and islands of southwestern Alaska; and six major Saami groups live in the northern reaches of Scandinavia and western Russia. The pre-Dorset culture developed at the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. One of the Paleoeskimo groups, the bearers of the culture Saqqaq, settled in the western part of the island, while the people of Independence I invaded the northernmost part and settled in the Peary Land. It seems that migrations were connected with the spread of musk oxen.


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Subsistence and Culture in the Western Canadian Arctic Book Description: Through innovative analysis of animal bones recovered from archaeological sites, this comprehensive study documents the intricate relationships between the Siglit or Mackenzie Inuit and their food animals, from their earliest occupations years ago to the arrival of.

Through innovative analysis of animal bones recovered from archaeological sites, this comprehensive study documents the intricate relationships between the Siglit or Mackenzie Inuit and their food animals, from their earliest occupations years ago to the arrival of Europeans in the 19th by: 8.

Get this from a library. Subsistence and culture in the Western Canadian Arctic: a multicontextual approach. [Matthew W Betts; Canadian Museum of Civilization.] -- "The Siglit, Subsistence and culture in the western Canadian Arctic book Mackenzie Inuit, the ancestors of the modern Inuvialuit, were, at the time of Euroamerican contact, the most populous and complex Inuit society in the Canadian Arctic.

Get this from a library. Subsistence and Culture in the Western Canadian Arctic: A Multicontextual Approach. [Matthew W Betts; Canadian Museum of Civilization.; Project Muse.]. Matthew Betts is Curator of Atlantic Provinces Archaeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

He received his PhD from the University of Toronto and has published on a broad range of topics including dating methods, historical archaeology, archaeological. Subsistence and Culture in the Western Canadian Arctic A Multicontextual Approach By Matthew W.

Betts. The people of the Canadian Arctic are known as the Inuit. They used to be called Eskimos, which came from a Native American word for 'eater of raw meat'. Now the Arctic people are officially known as the Inuit, which means 'the people', or singularly, Inuk, which means 'the person'.

Buy Recovering Rights: Bowhead Whales and Inuvialuit Subsistence in the Western Canadian Arctic (Occasional Publications Series) on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersCited by: Once known as Eskimos, the Inuit inhabit the Arctic region, one of the most forbidding territories on earth. Occupying lands that stre miles from parts of Siberia, along the Alaskan coast, across Canada, and on to Greenland, the Inuit are one of the most widely dispersed people in the world, but number only ab in population.

Subsistence: Preserving a Way of Life Today, as in the past, many Alaskans live off the land, relying on fish, wildlife and other wild resources. Alaska's natural abundance forms the backbone of life and economy for many people in the state, and indigenous people in Alaska have used these subsistence resources for food, shelter, clothing.

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Details *. the western Canadian Arctic were profoundly affected by the arrival in their homeland of Amer-ican commercial whalers during the late nine-teenth century. Reduction of game populations, trade dependency, acculturation, disease, alcohol-ism, and Christianity all played a role in trans-forming Native life and culture in the Mackenzie Delta region.

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FAIRBANKS — The Inuit culture spans a vast stretch of the Earth, from eastern Siberia to Alaska, across the top of Canada, and onward into Greenland. Spread through the Arctic. The Arctic Archipelago, also known as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, groups together all islands lying to the north of the Canadian continental mainland excluding Greenland (an autonomous territory of Denmark).

Situated in the northern extremity of North America and covering about 1, km 2 (, sq mi), this group of 36, islands in the Arctic Sea comprises much of the territory Location: Northern Canada.

Canada's arctic makes up over 40% of the country's landmass, the portion north of the Arctic Circle, east of Alaska and west of Greenland. A significant chunk comprises a group of o islands, the Canadian Arctic archipelago, located in Nunavut and part of the Northwest Territories.

Adventurous travellers are drawn to remote Baffin Island, with its bowhead whales and Inuit communities. The Arctic Science Portal is a library of links to websites containing scientific information about the Arctic.

About Us Society > Subsistence. Protection of Subsistence Hunting, Fishing and Gathering in. The Canadian Arctic, with its widely dispersed population and considerably less diversified economic base, accounts for a more modest share of the overall regional economic output.

Areas where traditional subsistence activities (e.g., hunting, reindeer herding, and fishing) predominate-such as in Greenland, northern Canada, northern Russia, and. The Arctic regions are the heartland the groups profiled in Endangered Peoples of the Arctic, and the varied Arctic peoples share common threats from governments and neighbors to the south.

Each chapter is devoted to a specific people, including a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies, social and political organization, and Cited by:.

The Northwest Arctic Borough Subsistence Mapping Project documents local traditional knowledge and scientific information depicting subsistence use (where people hunt, fish, and gather by season) and important ecological areas (where animals feed, breed, raise young, and migrate by season) surrounding the communities of Kivalina, Noatak.ABSTRACT Abstract OPP and This project examines local perceptions of sociocultural and economic changes often associated with globalization processes in three subsistence-oriented Inupiat societies in the north Bering Strait region of Alaska.

The study focuses on three ethnically related but sociopolitically, culturally, and economically distinct Inupiat communities: people. Commercial fisheries in the Arctic are a rapidly growing sector but we do not know enough about ocean stocks and the impact on subsistence harvesting.

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