Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 : journals and letters

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Full title: Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 : journals and letters / edited and introduced by Ludger Müller-Wille ; translated by William Barr.
Alternative titles: Franz Boas bei den Inuit in Baffinland 1883-1884. English
Main author: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.
Other authors: Müller-Wille, Ludger.
Format: Book           


Notes: Translation of: Franz Boas bei den Inuit in Baffinland 1883-1884.
Physical Description: xvi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary: "In the summer of 1883, Franz Boas, widely regarded as one of the fathers of Inuit anthropology, sailed from Germany to Baffin Island to spend a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. This was his introduction to the Arctic and to anthropological fieldwork. This book presents, for the first time, his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit, providing not only insightful background to his numerous scientific articles about Inuit culture, but a comprehensive and engaging narrative as well."--Jacket.