Mongolian Adventure: 1920s Danger and Escape Among the Mounted Nomads of Central Asia (Equestrian Travel Classics)

It was the kind of country that sheltered nomads and harbored renegades. It was wild. It free. It was Mongolia in the early 1920s, that legendary magnet for foot-loose sons of the horizon like Henning Haslund. Descended from a 19th Century Danish explorer, when young Haslund reached Mongolia in 1923 he discovered a [...]

The Captivity of the Oatman Girls Among the Apache and Mohave Indians (Native American)

In 1851, nine members of the Oatman family — on their way by covered wagon to California — were savagely attacked by Apache Indians near Fort Yuma, Arizona. Two girls in the family, Olive Ann, 14, and Mary Ann, 8, were taken captive by their attackers. An older brother, Lorenzo, 15, was left for [...]

Leaving Footprints in the Taiga: Luck, Spirits and Ambivalence among the Siberian Orochen Reindeer Herders and Hunters (Studies in the Circumpolar North)

Nowhere have recent environmental and social changes been more pronounced than in post-Soviet Siberia. Donatas Brandišauskas probes the strategies that Orochen reindeer herders of southeastern Siberia have developed to navigate these changes. “Catching luck” is one such strategy that plays a central role in Orochen cosmology — luck implies a vernacular theory [...]

Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers

How did warfare originate? Was it human genetics? Social competition? The rise of complexity? Intensive study of the long-term hunter-gatherer past brings us closer to an answer. The original chapters in this volume examine cultural areas on five continents where there is archaeological, ethnographic, and historical evidence for hunter-gatherer conflict despite high degrees of mobility, [...]

SLiCA: Arctic living conditions: Living conditions and quality of life among Inuit, Saami and indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula (TemaNord Book 2015501)

The SLiCA anthology probes into the theoretical and methodological background of the SLiCA project, the research design, the ethical principles applied and introduces examples of the wealth of information available on the livelihoods and living conditions of the Inuit, Saami and the indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula, measured with quality of life [...]

SLiCA: Arctic living conditions: Living conditions and quality of life among Inuit, Saami and indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula (TemaNord Book 2015501)

The SLiCA anthology probes into the theoretical and methodological background of the SLiCA project, the research design, the ethical principles applied and introduces examples of the wealth of information available on the livelihoods and living conditions of the Inuit, Saami and the indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula, measured with quality of life [...]

The End of Drum-Time: Religious Change Among the Lule Saami, 1670S-1740s (Historia Religionum , No 12)

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With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman among the Sami, 1907–1908

With the Lapps in the High Mountains is an entrancing true account, a classic of travel literature, and a work that deserves wider recognition as an early contribution to ethnographic writing. Published in 1913 and available here in its first English translation, it is the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt’s nine-month stay in the [...]

Tribeswomen of Iran: Weaving Memories among Qashqa’i Nomads (International Library of Iranian Studies)

Since the revolution in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has permitted very few Western scholars to conduct research in the country. Here Julia Huang provides a remarkable account of local tribal Iranian life, depicting a community largely beyond the scope and reach of foreign travellers and the Western media. The Qashqa’i nomads are [...]

Some Notes On The Folklore Of The Algerian Hills And Desert – Found Among The Berbers And Their Nomad Neighbours – Including A Paper On The Gypsy Acrobats Of Ancient Africa

The nomadic lifestyle holds magic and incredible mystery in the eyes of the western world. This fascinating book deals with the superstitions of the nomadic Berbers. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900′s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, [...]