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Representing Tuurngait

Memory and History in Nunavut Volume One

by (author) Jarich Oosten, Frédéric B. Laugrand & Francois Trudel

Publisher
Nunavut Arctic College
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Category
Native American Studies, Folklore & Mythology
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896204444
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $40.00

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Tuurngait was the most common word used to describe the helping spirits of an angakkuq (shaman). Tuurngait could take any form but were most commonly humans, animals, or animal bodies with a human head. This book collects descriptions and drawings of 347 tuurngait as described to ethnographers Edmund James Peck and Knud Rasmussen in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Jarich Oosten (1945–2016) was emeritus Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Leiden University and the author of numerous publications.

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Frédéric B. Laugrand is professor of anthropology at Université Laval and FNRS Fellow at Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and co-author of Inuit Shamanism and Christianity: Transitions and Transformation in the Twentieth Century. Jarich G. Oos

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François Trudel is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Université Laval.

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