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This ebook describes existence in a small searching group in Northwest Greenland. it truly is in accordance with fieldwork conducted via the writer from 1966 to 1968 and records intimately the normal fabric tradition, methods of looking and fishing, lifestyle, and festive events of an Inuit society now not but motivated through eu tradition. The old heritage of the cost from the institution in 1923 is printed. way of life within the cost itself and out at the searching grounds is via a complete yr and all approaches are documented within the many unique images. The e-book demonstrates a stunning balance within the lifetime of the looking households, no longer as a result of conservatism yet simply because adventure has proven them that this fashion of dwelling is the main fitted to the given stipulations. on the time of the sector research, new instruments and several other goods have been brought. In various circumstances, they're utilized in conjunction with extra conventional instruments.

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Nuussuarmiut: hunting families on the big headland: demography, subsistence and material culture in Nuussuaq, Upernavik, Northwest Greenland (Man & Society 35)

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The hunters are all in agreement that of all the seal species the harp seal is the best swimmer and diver and it often reaches depths of between 100 and 200 m. The smaller herds are as a rule difficult for the hunters to get close to in their kayaks but as the skins are of great importance for the families these seals are Keld Hansen: "Nuussuarmiut. Hunting families on the big headland" eISBN 978 87 635 3071 2 :: © Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009 Series: Monographs on Greenland | Meddelelser om Grønland, vol.

Source: DMI (Danish Meteorological Institute) Table 2. Monthly mean temperature Upernavik 1832-38 and 1846-54 (º C) (H. Rink 1877). January February March April May June July August September October November December Ann. 4 28 Keld Hansen: "Nuussuarmiut. Hunting families on the big headland" eISBN 978 87 635 3071 2 :: © Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009 Series: Monographs on Greenland | Meddelelser om Grønland, vol. 345 (ISSN 0025-6676) Series: Man & Society, vol. dk Chapter 2 Nuussuaq Thule Upernavik Ummannaq Fig 16.

The shark meat also has a further disadvantage in that if, in the cold, it is not used within 24 hours the meat develops a poison that renders the dogs unable to stand on their feet for a few days. The meat has therefore to be dried in strips on racks for several months out of reach of the dogs. In periods of famine shark meat has been used for human food, which is possible if it is boiled in several changes of water. When the hunting was completely disastrous in the winter of 1943-44 even this possibility was excluded, as the inhabitants of several settlements did not have blubber or other bait for the shark hooks (Grønlandsposten 1944 no.

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