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The Resource Life at Swift Water Place : Alaska at the threshold of European contact, Douglas D. Anderson and Wanni W. Anderson, editors

Life at Swift Water Place : Alaska at the threshold of European contact, Douglas D. Anderson and Wanni W. Anderson, editors

Label
Life at Swift Water Place : Alaska at the threshold of European contact
Title
Life at Swift Water Place
Title remainder
Alaska at the threshold of European contact
Statement of responsibility
Douglas D. Anderson and Wanni W. Anderson, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book describes the lifeways of the Inupiat of the lower Kobuk River Valley around the beginning of the 19th century, as gleaned from archaeological and oral historic research. Spanning the time just prior to and following the arrival of Otto von Kotzebue to the shores of Kotzebue Sound, our account focuses on that momentous point in history that set the stage for the incorporation of Inupiat into Western culture and the World economy. It describes what may well have been Northwest Alaska's most powerful riverine nation - the Amilgaqtuayaaqmiut - and its interactions with neighboring Inupiaq and Athapaskan peoples at the time. We make the case that this powerful nation was in fact a major political entity, one of several nations comprising the three regional Inupiaq groupings along the Kobuk River described by Ernest S. Burch, Jr. in his University of Alaska Press publications, "The Inupiaq Eskimo Nations of Northwest Alaska" (1998) and "Social Life in Northwest Alaska" (2006). Contrary to Burch who considered the 3 regional groupings as primary societal formations, we see the Amilgaqtuayaaqmiut and other similarly organized social groups as the region's primary polities"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
AzTeS/DLC
Dewey number
979.8/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
L5495 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Anderson, Douglas D.
  • Anderson, Wanni W.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inupiat
  • Inupiat
  • Inupiat
  • Inupiat
  • Inupiat
  • Inupiat
  • Alaska
Label
Life at Swift Water Place : Alaska at the threshold of European contact, Douglas D. Anderson and Wanni W. Anderson, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1079399262
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 333 pages
Isbn
9781602233683
Lccn
2018028763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Life at Swift Water Place : Alaska at the threshold of European contact, Douglas D. Anderson and Wanni W. Anderson, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1079399262
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 333 pages
Isbn
9781602233683
Lccn
2018028763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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