Notes on Eskimo Patterns of Suicide

  title={Notes on Eskimo Patterns of Suicide},
  author={Alexander H. Leighton and Charles Campbell Hughes},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={327 - 338}
INTRODUCTION W HILE SPENDING the summer of 1940 on St Lawrence Island, Alaska, one of the authors (AHL) obtained several descriptions of suicide2 from Yuit (Siberian) Eskimos in the village of Gambell. These accounts emerged in the course of life histories which AHL was securing as part of a study in Eskimo personality. The individuals who mentioned the suicides were questioned in an effort to build as clear a picture as possible of the episodes, since they appeared relevant to adequate… 

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