University of Alberta Press

Toponomy


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    This volume deals with the Inuit geographic knowledge, and explores the importance of the land in the construction of identity. Inuinnait geographic knowledge is organized around three central concepts: relativity, connectivity, and subjectivity, that also organize the social structure, and the Inuinnaqtun language. It is a knowledge in action, and involves a mix of practical skills such as orientation and meteorology, and of oral tradition: stories and place names told and r... [READ MORE]
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    Émile Petitot lived and worked in the Athabasca-Mackenzie area from 1862 to 1883. Accompanied by native guides, he made several journeys to the Arctic Ocean and inland, where he closely observed the geography and inhabitants of the area, drawing maps and gathering native place names.
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    With over 1300 sites, 300 photographs, and detailed maps, Naming Edmonton gives life to the personal stories and the significant events that mark this city. Use this comprehensive local history as a guide to revisit Edmonton's streets, parks, neighbourhoods, and bridges in an exploration of the signs of our origins and our times.
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    A listing of settlements of the NWT, Yukon, Labrador, Nouveau Quebec, and the Hudson Bay/James Bay coast, including unofficially named English or Eskimo settlements, trading posts, and mining exploration camps.