Chapter 3 – Ethnography and Traditional Lifeways

Learning Objectives

  • Identify early anthropological researchers in Yukon and the significance of their work.
  • Explain what collaborative research is.
  • Explain why oral stories and traditions are important.
  • Identify Yukon’s Indigenous languages and where they are spoken.
  • Identify the differences between Athapaskan and Tlingit languages.
  • Describe some commonalities and differences within the seasonal round of families living in Yukon before newcomers arrived (some of which still continue today).
  • Describe some of the ceremonies that occurred in Yukon before newcomers arrived (some of which still continue today).
  • Explain Indigenous trade relationships that existed before newcomers arrived in Yukon.
  • Identify some current anthropological researchers and their collaborators.

 

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ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples by Victoria Elena Castillo, Christine Schreyer, and Tosh Southwick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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