Eskimo Society Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Eskimo Society
An examination of how Eskimos view society and culture.
# 147966 | 2,061 words | 9 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2011 in Anthropology (North American)

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The paper briefly discusses the demographics of the Eskimo population, where they live, the different types and the different communities. In particular, it looks at their views on society including the family unit, marriage, the place of the woman and displays of public emotions as well as the importance of such values as leadership.

From the Paper:

"Family is an important aspect of any society and culture being that it is the most basic unit. When it comes to the Eskimos, family as a unit of society is also important. According to Kimi Hata (n.d.), Eskimos do not possess a "highly organized society." There is not organization in the Inuit society. There are also no divisions known regarding rank or class unlike other societies. In the Eskimo society, family is the primary source of structure. The society of Eskimos is not based on the tribal unit. Instead, the family and the extended family is the basic social unit (Everyculture, 2008). The family consists of a husband and wife, their unmarried children as well as their married children and their families."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Eskimo. (2009). In Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from Encyclopedia Britannica Online:
  • Alaska: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts. (2007). In Infoplease 2000-2007 Pearson Education. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from Infoplease:
  • Fienup-Riordan, A. (1990). Eskimo Essays: Yup'ik Lives and How We See Them. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
  • Fitzhugh, W. (2004). Eskimo. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from
  • Hata, K. (n.d.). Inuit / Eskimo Society. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from

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