The Eskimos

The Eskimos

Book - 1988
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This superb ethnographic study, illustrated by 120 remarkable color photographs, explodes the conventional idea of Eskimos as simple, primitive people. Concentrating on their traditional society, anthropologist Ernest S. Burch, Jr, and renowned photographer Werner Forman show them as not only pragmatic and highly skilled but also sophisticated in their personal relationships and their ability to live together in constrictive family communities.

The text and the photographs in this book explore the Eskimos' art, their rich mythology, and their beliefs-their stories, their spirit world, and the role of shamans in their lives.

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1988
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780806121260
0806121262
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Forman, Werner

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