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Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North
Adult Nonfiction
Pages: 250
Themes: minik, arctic, nunavut, inuit
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Pub Date: 29/Oct/2019
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In this new collection, Kenn Harper shares tales of Inuit and Christian beliefs and how these came to coexist—and sometimes clash—in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this period, Anglican and Catholic missionaries came to the North to proselytize among the Inuit, with often unexpected and sometimes tragic results. This collection includes stories of shamans and priests, hymns and ajaja songs, and sealskin churches, drawing on first-hand accounts to show how Christianity changed life in the North in big and small ways. This volume also includes dozens of rare, historical photographs.