Band organization of the Peel River Kutchin
This work, a revision of a Columbia University doctoral dissertation (1959), is based primarily upon information obtained during 18 month's residence among the Peel River Kutchin (Loucheux) Indians in 1938-39 and 1946-47.
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age-grouping Aklavik Arctic Red River Athapaskans band assembly beaver hunters Bonnet Plume Bonnet Plume River cabin Canadian caribou hunting ceremonial Chief Julius Crow River Crow River Kutchin culture Dawson dog-teams downriver eastern Kutchin Euro-American fish camp Fish-Trap Head fur trade gathering gold-rush Gregoire half-breeds Hudson's Bay Company Husky River Indians internal system John Firth Klondike large group leader leadership Loon Feather Loucheux lower Mackenzie lower Peel Mackenzie Delta Mackenzie Eskimo Mackenzie River Mark Lawrence marten McPherson meat camp miles moose mouth muskrat Nash natives nineteenth century North paired family Peel River band Peel River habitat Peel River Kutchin period Porcupine River potlatch proto-contact Red River Kutchin region Richardson Mountains season settlement shamans siblings subsistence activities summer tent territory Tetlit Kutchin tradition trap-line trappers trapping party tribe upper Peel upriver wealth-ranking Whaleboat White Willie Lake winter Yukon Flats