Hunters of the Northern Forest: Designs for Survival Among the Alaskan Kutchin

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 15, 1986 - Social Science - 303 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Map of the Chalkyitsik region
14
Map of Chalkyitsik and local
25
FISHING
31
4
43
A typical river boat
47
Camping
51
Setting a fishnet with a canoe
61
Ice fisherman using jigging stick
67
A spring pole snare in a hare trail
139
The Trappers
147
Trapping partners taking a lunch
152
A trappers outfit
153
The Logistics
170
Mink
209
Setting a trap at a mink burrow
212
Marten
218

Birds
71
Moose
84
Winter and Spring Hunting
100
Diagram of semicircular tracking
106
Moose Snaring
109
Bears
115
A cable snare for black bear
116
Spring and Summer Hunting
122
Small Game
128
Views of willowcovered bar
132
Lynx
225
A cubby set for lynx
229
The Minor Fur Species
235
Beaver
249
Schematic view of a beaver lodge
251
Diagram of a muskrat pushup
265
HISTORY
271
Retrospective 1986
282
Index
293
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Page 291 - Osgood, Cornelius 1936 The Distribution of Northern Athapaskan Indians. Yale University Publications in Anthropology, No. 7. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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