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List(s) this item appears in: Staley 2020 Reading List - The Inuit
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301.29 Bri 1970 Available T 19099
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Bibliography: p. 377-379.

Inuit glossary: p. 373-376

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People
Introduction
1. The Study
2. The Setting
3. Arrival
4. The Seasons
5. Nomadism
6. The Society
I. Inuttiaq
1. Dominance and Intensity
2. Religious Leader: Assertiveness
3. Father to Kapluna: Protective Dominance
4. Father to His Own Children: Affection
II. Family Life: Expressions of Closeness
1. The Inner Circle: Intimacy and Informality
2. Men and Women: The Warmth and Luxury of Male Dominance
III. Inuttiaq’s Children
1. Saarak: Temper and Reason in Child Nature
2. Saarak’s Charm: Spontaneity; The Expression of Affection toward Small Children
3. Raigili’s Charm: Mildness
4. Raigili and Her Family: The Expression of Affection toward Older Children
5. The Lives of Children: Sibling Relationships
6. Raigili and Saarak: Sibling Friction
7. Raigili’s Troubles: Hostility in Older Children
IV. Two Kin Groups: Expressions of Separateness and Hostility
V. Nilak’s Family
1. Unpleasant People: Utku Dislike of Volatility
2. Outsiders All: My Ambivalence toward the Disliked
3. Loneliness and Isolation
4. Stinginess and Greed
5. Ostracism and Confrontation
VI. Kapluna Daughter
1. Stranger and Guest: Graciousness
2. Family Living: Covert Conflicts
3. Recalcitrant Child: Open Conflict and Attempts to Educate
4. The Fishermen: Crisis
5. Persona Non Grata: Ostracism
6. A Vicious Circle: Depression and Hostility
7. Reconciliation
Appendixes
1. Emotion Concepts
Affection: unga; niviuq; aqaq; iva; huqu; naklik
Kindness and Gratitude: hatuq; quya
Happiness: quvia
Ill Temper and Jealousy: huaq; ningaq; qiquq; urulu; piyuma; tuhuu; hujuujaq
Humor: tiphi; takhaungngittuq
Fear: kappia; iqhi; ilira; tupak
Anxiety: huqu; ujjiq
Shyness: kanngu
Loneliness: hujuujaq; pai; tumak
Evaluative Words: ihluaq; ihluit; naamak; pittau; pittiaq
Reason: ihuma; nutaraqpaluktuq; ayuq
2. Table of Seasonal Activities
3. Composition of Families
Glossaries
1. Eskimo Terms Other than Emotion Terms
2. Emotion Terms
References
Maps
1. The Canadian Arctic
2. The Annual Migration Area of the Utkuhikhalingmiut: Campsites
Diagram: Inuttiaq’s Tent and Iglu

In the summer of 1963, anthropologist Jean Briggs journeyed to the Canadian Northwest Territories (now Nunavut) to begin a seventeen-month field study of the Utku, a small group of Inuit First Nations people who live at the mouth of the Back River, northwest of Hudson Bay. Living with a family as their “adopted” daughter—sharing their iglu during the winter and pitching her tent next to theirs in the summer—Briggs observed the emotional patterns of the Utku in the context of their daily life. In this perceptive and highly enjoyable volume the author presents a behavioral description of the Utku through a series of vignettes of individuals interacting with members of their family and with their neighbors. Finding herself at times the object of instruction, she describes the training of the child toward achievement of the proper adult personality and the handling of deviations from this desired behavior.--Provided by publisher.

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