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Upside Down: Seasons among the Nunamiut
In the roadless Brooks Range Mountains of northern Alaska sits Anaktuvuk Pass, a small, tightly knit Nunamiut Eskimo village. Formerly nomadic hunters of caribou, the Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk now find their destiny tied to that of Alaska’s oil-rich North Slope, their lives suddenly subject to a century’s worth of innovations, from electricity and bush planes to snow machines ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by University of Nebraska Press
(first published January 3rd 2004)
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Jun 08, 2009 Sandy D. rated it really liked it
A very nice collection of essays on doing fieldwork in a small Native village north of Fairbanks, above the Arctic Circle. The Nunamiut (previously caribou-following nomads) have become more acculturated in the last couple generations, but they still have some very different customs, and Blackman does a good job of balancing her own story and the story of these villagers. The short pieces (with really gorgeous b & w photographs separating each essay) on different topics - food, camping, cb r ...more