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Hunters of the Northern Forest : Designs for Survival Amongst the Alaskan Kutchin - Richard K. Nelson

Hunters of the Northern Forest

Designs for Survival Amongst the Alaskan Kutchin

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780226571812
Number Of Pages: 320

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Boreal forest Indians like the Kutchin of east-central Alaska are among the few native Americans who still actively pursue a hunter's way of life. Yet even among these people hunting and gathering is vanishing so rapidly that it will soon disappear. This updated edition of "Hunters of the Northern Forest" stands as the only complete account of subsistence and survival among the Kutchin, capturing a final glimpse of a way of life at the crossroads of cultural development.

List of Illustrations
The Study
Introduction The Topic The Method of Study
The Setting The Western Kutchin The Chalkyitsik Kutchin The Country The Annual Cycle
Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering
Vegetation and Its Uses White Spruce Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Other Plants
Summer Travel: The Logistics of Hunting Introduction Hunting Canoes River Boats River Travel Camping
Fish Introduction Hook and Line Fishing Fish Traps Netting Ice Fishing Uses of Fish
Birds Introduction Waterfowl Grouse and Ptarmigan Other Birds
Moose Introduction Moose and the Seasons River Hunting Winter and Spring Hunting Moose Snaring Uses of Moose Caribou
Bears Introduction Snaring Den Hunting Spring and Summer Hunting Danger from Bears Uses of Bear
Small Game Porcupine Snowshoe Hare Squirrels
The Trappers Introduction The Trappers The Season Traplines Cabins and Shelters Trapping Productivity
Winter Travel: The Logistics of Trapping Introduction Dog Teams The Snowmobile Pathfinding Snow Conditions Ice Conditions Weather Prediction Effects of Wind and Cold Winter Clothing Frostbite and Freezing
Mink Introduction Locating Trap Sets Trap-setting Methods Checking Sets Uses of Mink
Marten Habitat and Season Locating Trap Sets Trap-setting Methods Uses of Marten
Lynx Introduction Locating Trap Sets Trap-setting Methods Checking Traps Snaring Uses of Lynx
The Minor Fur Species Introduction Wolverine Wolf Red Fox Otter
Beaver The Animal Snaring Uses of Beaver
Muskrat The Animal Trapping Methods Hunting Techniques Uses of Muskrat
History and Retrospect
History, Environment, and Settlement Pattern Traditional Settlement Pattern The Fur-Trade Era The Emergence of Villages
Retrospective, 1986
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ISBN: 9780226571812
ISBN-10: 0226571815
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2