Silot'ine: An Insurance Perspective on Northern Dene Kinship Networks in Recent History

  title={Silot'ine: An Insurance Perspective on Northern Dene Kinship Networks in Recent History},
  author={Robert Jarvenpa},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={153 - 178}
  • Robert Jarvenpa
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Fundamental patterns in residential groupings, marriage, kinship networks, and alliances are examined for Dene, or Chipewyan, Indian families who occupied winter staging and outpost communities during the 1920s to 1950s, the last decades that seasonal family nomadism and fur hunting were integrally linked as part of a bush economy in central subarctic Canada. Continuities and changes in these patterns are followed into the 1960s to 1990s, an era of accelerating settlement nucleation, service… 
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