Iñupiaq Ethnohistory

Selected Essays

by Ernest S. Burch Jr. and Erica Hill (editor)

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It took more than a century for colonialism to reach Alaska after the first Europeans set foot in what would become the continental United States. For the Iñupiaq settled at the very top of the world, their complex society remained unknown and undisturbed longer than many other Native tribes in America. Ernest S. Burch, Jr., dedicated most of his life and career to understanding this precolonial period and the lives of the Natives of Northwest Alaska. Iñupiaq Ethnohistory finally collects in one place Burch’s critical research in this area, bringing to light work that had once been buried in scholarly books or scattered across journals. It is a fascinating and accessible window into a now-vanished world.

Ernest S. “Tiger” Burch, Jr. was a social anthropologist specializing in the early historical social organization of Eskimo peoples. He was an advisor to the US Arctic Research Commission and a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council.

Erica Hill is an archaeologist working on the prehistory of the Bering Sea region. She teaches at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.

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  • Paperback Price: $38.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-214-3
  • Publication Month: November
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Pages: 280
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Ernest S. Burch Jr. and Erica Hill (editor)
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602232143

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