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Author Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.

Title Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 : journals and letters / edited and introduced by Ludger Müller-Wille ; translated by William Barr
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 298 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Germans and Inuit on Baffin Island in the 1880s -- Period of Preparation in Germany, 1882-1883 -- On Board the Germania from Hamburg to Baffin Island, June-July 1883 -- In the Drift and Pack Ice off Baffin Island, July-August 1883 -- Reaching K'exerten, Tinixdjuarbing: Meeting the Whalers and Inuit, August-September 1883 -- Winding Down the German Polar Station, K'ingua, September 1883 -- Late Fall Boat Trips in the Sound, September-October 1883 -- Investigations at K'exerten, October-December 1883 -- Inuit, Igloos, and Dogs: Journeys on the Ice of Tinixdjuarbing, December 1883-May 1884 -- Overland to Davis Strait: From Kingnait to Padli, May 1884 -- Along the East Coast of Baffin Island: Survey Trips on the Sea Ice, May-July 1884
Summary "In the summer of 1883, Franz Boas, widely regarded as one of the fathers of Inuit anthropology, sailed from Germany to Baffin Island to spend a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. This was his introduction to the Arctic and to anthropological fieldwork. This book presents, for the first time, his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit, providing not only insightful background to his numerous scientific articles about Inuit culture, but a comprehensive and engaging narrative as well."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
Subject Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 -- Travel -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island.
Inuit -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island -- Social life and customs.
Baffin Island (Nunavut) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Müller-Wille, Ludger.
ISBN 1442675047 (electronic bk.)
9781442675049 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Franz Boas bei den Inuit in Baffinland 1883-1884. English