Drawing upon six years of field research, including many conversations with Inuit people, independent scholar Pelly presents a history of seal hunting in the Arctic. Particular attention is paid to the spiritual dimensions of the relationship between the seals and the people. The text is richly illustrated with photographs (in b&w and color) as well as traditional artistic representations of Inuit people and seals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., ...
By David F. Pelly
Hardcover: 127 pages
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr; First Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 3265948
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
This book is just what the subtitle says - it deals with the relationship between Inuit and seals. Not just the Inuit using the seals as a source of food, fuel and clothing but also as the respect they feel for the seals. They treat the seals, and