Hunters of the Northern Forest (Paperback)

Designs for Survival among the Alaskan Kutchin

By Richard K. Nelson

University of Chicago Press, 9780226571812, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 1986

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Boreal forest Indians like the Kutchin of east-central Alaska are among the few native Americans who still actively pursue a hunter's way of life. Yet even among these people hunting and gathering is vanishing so rapidly that it will soon disappear. This updated edition of Hunters of the Northern Forest stands as the only complete account of subsistence and survival among the Kutchin, capturing a final glimpse of a way of life at the crossroads of cultural development.