The A to Z of the Inuit

The A to Z of the Inuit

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Since 1977 the Inuit Circumpolar Conference has represented the collective interests of the largest group of northern indigenous people of Russia, Alaska, Greenland, and Canada. Depending on where they lived, the Inuit had different colonial and cultural experiences, and degrees of participation as active citizens in determining their own future. Stern (anthropology, U. of Waterloo, Canada) examines the history of the Inuit, their differences and similarities in history, contact with other cultures, language, perceptions of sovereignty, and attitudes about their own ethnic and cultural identity. The dictionary section includes people, terms, organizations, and projects associated with Inuit culture and history. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Rowman and Littllefield
This work presents an overview of the Inuit peoples of the Circumpolar North. Unlike other works that focus on traditional Inuit cultures, this work documents the social, political, and economic history of Inuit as part of a globalized world. The work contains information on traditional Inuit cultures, but with special emphasis placed on the recent history of Inuit communities. More than 450 dictionary entries cover issues of society, economy, and politics; influential educators, writers, environmentalists, and politicians; and the many voluntary associations and governmental agencies that have played a role in Inuit history. The introductory essay, chronology, and well-developed bibliography make this an ideal reference source for the researcher or student.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009, c2004
ISBN: 9780810868229
Branch Call Number: REF 971.9004 STE
Characteristics: xlii, 199 p. :,maps ;,22 cm.


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