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1 OSWALT, Wendell H. Eskimos and Explorers. First Edition in dustjacket.
Chandler & Sharp, 1979, ISBN:0883165325 1979 0883165325 / 9780883165324 
OSWALT, Wendell H. Eskimos and Explorers. Novato, California : Chandler & Sharp, (1979). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,(2),1-349,(5). Illustrated with drawings to text and [1] folding map (with Aboriginal Population and Distribution of Tribes). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine.

Wendell Hillman Oswalt (b. June 26, 1927, raised in Middletown, Ohio).

Wendell Hillman Oswalt, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California who spent twenty season in field work studying various Eskimos groups, literally distills his vast knowledge, both from his original research and other sources, to present to us with:

"[...] a fascinating account of how European and American knowledge of Eskimo lifestyles and technologies has grown over centuries of exploration [...] My dominant purpose [in writing this book] is to trace the emergence of Eskimos from the era when Europeans thought of them as more legendary than real to the time when the last of Eskimo country was explored. " -from the dust jacket and the text.

This is a fascinating, well researched book that delves deeply into many aspects of Eskimo culture and it is well supported by over [60] illustrations to the text.

Preface;
An Introduction: Why Eskimos?
1. The Norse Experience;
2. Early Northern Encounters;
3. The "Perfect "Craze";
4. West Greenlanders;
5. Polar Eskimos;
6. East Greenlanders;
7. Canadian Inuit;
8. Alaskan Inuit;
9. Alaskan Yuit;
10. Before and After Explorers :
Origins and Development -
After Discovery -
Material Culture and Trade -
Missionaries -
Health Conditions -
Economic Development -
Political Domination -
The People.

Appendices :
I. Aboriginal Population and Distribution of Tribes;
II. The Eskimo Culture Area.
With references and indices.

Slight wear to extremities, inkstamps to front free endpaper, else very good in rubbed, chipped (at spine ends and panel folds) and torn (2" near vertical tear to rear panel descending from top edge), price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00

Price: 30.00 CDN
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2 OSWALT, Wendell H. Eskimos and Explorers. Second Edition, Paperback.
Bison Books; University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 1999, ISBN:0803286139 
OSWALT, Wendell H. Eskimos and Explorers. Lincoln and London : University of Nebraska Press, (Bison Books, 1999). Second Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xiii,(1),1-341,(5). Illustrated with drawings to text and [1] 8vo, illustrated white card covers, blue and black lettering to spine. Wendell Hillman Oswalt (b. June 26, 1927, raised in Middletown, Ohio). "In this sweeping study, Oswalt essentially 'rediscovers' every distinct Eskimo cultural grouping throughout Greenland, Canada and Alaska. [...] It describes in vivid detail the exploration of Arctic America and Greenland over a period of nearly eight centuries. It is a fascinating story rich with extraordinary episodes of great endurance and extreme hardships. This second edition of 'Eskimos and Explorers' has been fully updated and features the most recent information on the cultures and histories of Native peoples in Alaska, northern Canada, andGreenland." - from the rear cover. Contents: The Norse Experience; Early N orthern Encounters; The "Perfect Craze"; West Greenlanders; Polar Eskimos; East Greenlanders; Canadian Inuit; Alaskan Inuit; Alaskan Yuit; Before and After Explorers. Very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
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3 OSWALT, Wendell H. VANSTONE, James W. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 199) Ethnoarcheology of Crow Village, Alaska
US Government Printing Office GPO, Washington, 1967, 
OSWALT, Wendell H. and James W. VANSTONE. The Ethnoarcheology of Crow Village, Alaska. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 199. Washington : United States Government Printing Office, 1967. Pp. 136. Illustrated with 16 plates, 7 in-text figures and one map. 8vo, olive green cloth, gilt titles to spine. Wendell Hillman Oswalt (b. June 26, 1927, raised in Middletown, Ohio). Owner's name to front paste-down, inkstamped to flyleaf, else very good. 50.00

Price: 50.00 CDN
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