Bringing Home Animals (2nd Edition)

Mistissini Hunters of Northern Quebec

Adrian Tanner (Author) 


Bringing Home Animals is an ethnography detailing what the author learned as a result of travelling and working with Iinuu (Cree) hunters and their families from Mistissini in Northern Quebec. The study was conducted from 1968-69, and is a rich example of subsistence hunting in an Indigenous territory. The second edition revisits and updates key vocabulary and orthography, and provides some contextual material, while preserving the original argument. Bringing Home Animals explores the way of life of the Mistissini Iinuu, including the ecology of hunting grounds, the process of subsistence and market production, the organization of social space, the ritualization of space, rites of hunting divination, the ritual relations between hunters and animals killed, and respect for animals killed. The book also discusses land claims, hunting territories and government controls of the region.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 2014. 344 pages. ISBN 9781894725149.

$24.95 CAD

Subjects: AnthropologyCulture, Politics, and IdentityHistoryIndigenous StudiesSociology


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