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About this product
- Author(s)Henry S. Sharp,Karyn Sharp
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication30/03/2015
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note12 black and white photographs, 2 colour maps, 1 chart
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Table Of ContentsList of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Hunt 1. Caribou Text 1. Hunting and Predation Small Game. Native Mammals. Scale, Guns, and Freedom. Denesuline Conceptualization of Hunting. Biology of Women as Hunters. Trust. Hunting Is the Easy Part. Hunt 2. Moose Text 2. Food Storage Meat Distribution. In the Village. Food Storage in the Bush: Freezing, Drying, Smoking, Natural Refrigeration. Protecting Dried Meat. Drying Caribou Meat. Marrow and Boiling Bones for Grease. Hunt 3. Caribou: Pursuit and Risk Text 3. Persistence in Hunting The Dangers of Moving through the Bush. Walking the Land. Dog Teams. Boats, Opportunistic Contact in Hunting. Hunt 4. Caribou: Waiting for Prey Text 4. Weapons Muskets and Rifles. Accuracy. How Weapons Technology Altered Denesuline Hunting. Women and Rifles. Social Changes from Changed Hunting Methods. Pursuit Hunting and Following Wounded Game. Hunt 5. Caribou: Walking, Kill Locations, and Spoilage Text 5. Carrion and Scavengers The African Model. Consequences of Human Scavenging. An Anthropological Gender War. Eating the Dead. Snow Probes. Hunt 6. Wolf Text 6. Camp Formation Pitching a Camp. Work Areas and Dog Beds. Area a Camp Occupies. Range of Day Trips. Marking the Land. Average Area Exploited by a Camp. Human Influence upon the Land. Hunt 7. Moose: Hunting by Habitat Text 7. Summer Doldrums Inactivity. Problems with Making and Storing Dry Meat. Fish and Other Things. Choosing a Camp Location. Scars on the Land. Hunt 8. Caribou: Long-Distance Hunting Text 8. Transporting Meat Walking the Land. Storing Meat in Lakes. Interlude 1. Land Use and the Terrain at Foxholm Lake Hunt 9. Bear: Failed Hunt Text 9. Looking for Game The Use of High Ground. The Scale of Distance in Hunting. Time and Distance. Hunt 10. Caribou: Calves Text 10. Hides Characteristics of Caribou Hide and Leather. Making and Working Caribou Hide. Time Window for Taking Caribou Hide. Parasites and Seasonality. Uses of Caribou Hide. The Need for Hides Modifies Hunting Priorities. Hunting the Megafauna. Hunt 11. Jackfish Text 11. Women's Labor Flexibility in the Sexual Division of Labor. Women's Work and Social Status. Women's Tasks and Shared Work. Raw Materials vs. Finished Products. The Balance of Temperaments. Hunt 12. Bear: Stalking Prey Text 12. Prey Choices The Failure of Economic Analysis Hunt 13. Missing Hunts Text 13. Shadows of the Past Geology, Rock, Ice, and Ground Cover. Permafrost, Drainage, and Ice Action. Change. How Long Is the Memory of Unused Technology? Clothing. The Generational Transmission of Knowledge. Interlude 2. Wolves, Caribou, and Approaching Prey Hunt 14. Caribou: Caching in the Fall Text 14. Hunting from High Ground Prey Selection. Hunting with Spears. Hunt 15. Caribou: Failed Hunt Text 15. A Puzzle How Past Hunters Hunted the Land. Conclusion. Selected Bibliography Index
- Author BiographyHenry S. Sharp has been a professor at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University in Canada and a former scholar-in-residence at the University of Virginia, USA and is now semi-retired. He is the author of Loon: Memory, Meaning, and Reality in a Northern Dene Community (Nebraska, 2001), winner of the Victor Turner Prize from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, and The Transformation of Bigfoot: Maleness, Power, and Belief among the Chipewyan. Karyn Sharp is an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada and is a partner in Dancing Raven, a consulting company based in Prince George, British Columbia. Her articles have appeared in The Answer Is Still No: Voices of Resistance 2014, WIREs: Climate Change 2012, and The Midden.
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