The Alaskan Eskimo Culture
A summary of the Eskimo culture in the ice-laden maritime regions of Greenland, Siberia, Canada and Alaska.
# 112138 | 2,255 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Feb 12, 2009 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Ethnic Studies (North American) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Canadian Studies (General)
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The paper discusses the Eskimo culture in the maritime regions of Greenland and emphasizes the survival tactics and lifestyles these people have had to face due the inhospitable cold and unforgiving terrain.The paper also states that today Eskimo culture is defined by a set of environmental and political conditions and issues pertaining to oil drilling, marine harvesting and global warming have directly impacted the way of life for those closely tied to the land. The paper also emphasis that due to modern conveniences and the changing landscape Aboriginal groups are finding subsistence much more difficult.
From the Paper:"Other families would find a more nomadic approach to land orientation would bear greater survival odds and would thus develop in this more mobile tradition. Quite indeed, there would be a premium on food availability and the relative threat of temperate shifts, both of which could have a serious impact on those making their homes in this environment. Thus, it cannot be said that there was necessarily a cultural proclivity amongst earlier Inupiat toward either sedentary or nomadic organization. That for which the environment called is that which would be done. For the stationary family, an unexpected weather event could alter food availability in a long-inhabited area, demanded relocation."
Sample of Sources Used:
- aogak, M. (2006). Ahm Comments on the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.
- Chance, N. (1990). Inupiat of Arctic Alaska. Harcourt-Brace.
- Fogel-Chance, N. (1994). Living in Both Worlds: Inupiaq Women and Urban Life. Arctic, 47(4), 94-108.
- Pharand, D. & Legault, L.H. (1984). The Northwest Passage. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
- Wikipedia. (2007). Inupiat. Wikimedia, Ltd. Inc.
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