The Snowdrift Chipewyan: R42-3/1963-4E-PDF

"Field work among the Chipewyan Indians at Snowdrift, Northwest Territories arose out of a general interest on the part of the writer and some of his colleagues in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto in the problems-of culture change in the area of the Mackenzie River Valley and Great Slave Lake. Although it was postulated that this region would turn out to be a relatively homogeneous universe of interacting forces, this generalization was qualified by the realization that in the history of contact, different sections of the area would show a variation in effects. Thus, some population groupings in the area would have been exposed more intensively to new penetrations, such as mining and commercial fishing, while others would still be following a trapping-trading economy with much less access to schools and other aspects of an urban environment. Obviously, in order to understand all the operative factors, it would be necessary that sub-groups or communities displaying all the differential effects of the historic acculturative continuum be discovered and made available for study. It was proposed that this information be obtained by a field survey which would be followed by more intensive work in certain communities chosen as representative of specific acculturative levels."--Introduction.

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Title The Snowdrift Chipewyan
Series Title NCRC ;
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Language [English]
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Note "March, 1963." Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Date 1963.
Number of Pages iii, 115 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R42-3/1963-4E-PDF
Subject Terms Indians, Cultural development, Economic conditions