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In the summer of 1963, anthropologist Jean Briggs journeyed to the Canadian Northwest Territories (now Nunavut) to begin a seventeen-month field study of the Utku, a small group of Inuit First Nations people who live at the mouth of the Back River, northwest of Hudson Bay. Living with a family as their “adopted” daughter―sharing their iglu during the winter and pitching her tent next to theirs in the summer―Briggs observed the emotional patterns of the Utku in the context of their daily life.
In this perceptive and highly enjoyable volume the author presents a behavioral description of the Utku through a series of vignettes of individuals interacting with members of their family and with their neighbors. Finding herself at times the object of instruction, she describes the training of the child toward achievement of the proper adult personality and the handling of deviations from this desired behavior.
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Portrait of an eskimo family. Anthropologist Jean Briggs spent seventeen months living on a remote Arctic shore as the 'adopted daughter' of an Eskimo family. Through vignettes of daily life she unfold a warm and perceptive tale of the behavioral patterns of the Utku, their way of training children, and their handling of deviations from desired behavior.About the Author:
Jean L. Briggs is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Memorial University.
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