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Writing on Ice: The Ethnographic Notebooks of Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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Between 1906 and 1918, anthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson went on three long expeditions to the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. He wrote voluminously about his travels and observations, as did others. Stefansson's fame was partly fueled by a series of controversies involving envious competitors in the race for public recognition. While many anthropological work ...more
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Dartmouth
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Petra X
Apr 22, 2015 marked it as books-reviewed-but-not-read
These diaries of the Inuit of Alaska date from the early part of the 20th century before our Western culture cut into their traditional way of life. Unfortunately after trying for some months to get past the several introductions and forewords to the actual meat of the story I haven't managed it. Then there are the notes.... Is there ever going to be any story?

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