$39.95

Additional Information

Credits

Jarich Oosten and Frédéric B. Laugrand

ISBN

ISBN: 978-1-896204-44-4

Publish Date

2000

Dimensions

11” x 8.5”

# of Pages

212 pages

Print format

Trade paperback

Language

English & Inuktitut

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Representing Tuurngait

Memory and History in Nunavut, Volume 1

Tuurngait was the most common word Inuit used to describe the helping spirit of an angakkuq (shaman). Tuurngait could take any form, but were most commonly humans, animals, or animal bodies with a human head. This book collects descriptions and drawings of 347 tuurngait as described to ethnographers Edmund James Peck and Knud Rasmussen in the late 1800s and early 1900s.