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Nelson, Richard K.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 5,935 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Filmed literary readings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Ethnographic television programs 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: E99.E7, 639.109174971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard K Nelson
Hunters of the northern ice by Richard K Nelson( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunters of the northern forest : designs for survival among the Alaskan Kutchin by Richard K Nelson( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, illustrated account of the full range of hunting, trapping, fishing, travel, and survival techniques utilized by the Athapaskan-speaking Kutchin in Alaska
Heart and blood : living with deer in America by Richard K Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationships between people and deer in the United States--looking at the conflicts that have arisen over increasing populations of deer and humans; examining the debates over plans to control, reduce, or limit deer numbers; discussing the role of the deer in Native American culture; and tracing the events of a deer hunt
Make prayers to the raven : a Koyukon view of the northern forest by Richard K Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of the Koyukon people and their natural surroundings based on sixteen months of living in the villages of Huslia and Hughes, Alaska between 1968 to 1972
Richard Nelson : in conversation with Gary Nabhan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Nelson read from The Island Within and Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America on April 14, 1998
Patriotism and the American land : essays by Richard K Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism. Homeland Security. Patriotism. Since September 11, 2001, these terms have emerged as a fundamental part of our cultural lexicon, with their unspoken assumptions and attendant emotions being used to inspire and buttress a set of cultural, political, and military responses to the events of that tragic day. In the months since that moment, most Americans have been immersed in a process of reflection and an ongoing review of the words and actions of our leaders, our media, and our fellow citizens. In different contexts we have been moved to ask the following questions. What is terrorism? What does a secure homeland really look like? Who is a patriot? The three essays in Patriotism and the American Land attempt to address these questions
The Athabaskans : people of the boreal forest = Ts'ibaa laaatta hut'anna by Richard K Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering all the Athabaskan groups of Alaska, the book discusses Athabaskan social organization, traditional beliefs, and the interrelationship between the people and their environment. It tells not only of the traditional history of the Athabascans, but also their contemporary life and the adaptations they have made to white settlement and modern technology
Tracks in the wildland : a portrayal of Koyukon and Nunamiut subsistence by Richard K Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents past and present subsistence activities of the Koyukon Athabaskan Indians and the Nunamiut Eskimos who live on lands within and around the proposed Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
Interior Alaska : a journey through time( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Thorson and his colleagues in other scientific disciplines, each with a personal commitment to the Great Land, interpret past performances in its geologic and human history and put them into everyday perspective, in everyday terms. We see the oceans rising and falling, the Great Ice Sheet advancing and retreating, mountain ranges building and crumbling, monster mammals roaming the land as vegetation grows and spreads, human beings crossing the Bering Land Bridge to populate the New World. It's science-fact more gripping than science-fiction, a beautiful story, sure to capture the imagination and add to the understanding of the powers at work on Planet Earth"--Page 4 of cover
Richard Nelson by Richard K Nelson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an interview with Gary Nabhan and an April 14, 1998 reading from The island within and Heart and blood
Make prayers to the raven( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A video about the social life, beliefs, traditions and culture of the Koyukon Indians in Alaska
Make prayers to the raven( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the ways traditional spiritual values and beliefs guide the day-to-day lives of Alaska's Athabascan Indians on the Koyukuk River
Harvest of the sea : coastal subsistence in modern Wainwright, a report for the North Slope Borough's Coastal Management Program by Richard K Nelson( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary account of the subsistence economy of the Inupiat people, including bowhead whale hunting
Alaskan eskimo exploitation of the sea ice environment by Richard K Nelson( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies were conducted mainly at the Eskimo village of Wainwright, Alaska, with supplementary research done at Point Barrow and Point Hope. A primary aim was to gather information concerning survival on the sea ice by a systematic study of both contemporary and traditional Eskimo hunting, travel, and other sea ice practices. Principal emphasis of the study was on observation and participation, with informal interviews utilized whenever actual hunting and travelling were not going on. The author lived as closely as possible to the native pattern. Data are organized in terms of environmental phenomena or 'stimuli' likely to occur in the Arctic, and activities or 'responses' which the sea ice traveller must make in order to cope with these external forces or to utilize resources which the environment provides. These forces are divided into (1) physical environment, including temperature, wind, atmospheric phenomena such as clouds and snow, astronomical phenomena such as sunlight and aurora, and sea ice; and (2) biological environment which the Eskimo exploits on the sea ice, including invertebrates, fish, birds and mammals. Since the Eskimo has become exposed to 'outside' influence, much of the traditional culture is being lost, and the introduction and use of firearms caused revolutionary changes in hunting methods. Today the Eskimo combines traditional and modern practices in surviving in and exploiting the sea ice environment
Literature review of Eskimo knowledge of the sea ice environment by Richard K Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report concerns travel and survival on Arctic sea ice. Information is totally derived from literature and deals mainly with Alaskan Eskimo practices but includes some from areas of the Canadian Arctic. Much of the information is anecdotal and unsystematic observation made by pioneers and explorers familiar with the Arctic and the Eskimo. The report lists environmental phenomena or 'stimuli' which are likely to occur in the Arctic, and the activities or 'responses' which the sea ice traveler must make in order to cope with these external forces or to utilize resources which the environment provides. The author has segregated a series of external forces and resources, and has suggested one or several ways to deal with them. These are divided into the physical environment and biological environment. The first includes temperature, wind, precipitation, atmospheric phenomena, astronomical phenomena, and the sea ice itself. The second includes all sources of energy available to the sea ice hunter: invertebrates, fish, birds and mammals. (Author)
The passage of gifts( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the spiritual and natural world of the Athapascan Indians of Alaska. This is an intimate look at the inter-relationships between humans and animals and of humans with each other
Shadow of the hunter : stories of Eskimo life by Richard K Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction based on a collage of what is real. Series of stories which follow a group of Eskimo hunters and their families through the cycle of an arctic year. Based on the author's stay of fourteen months among the Eskimos of Wainwright, Alaska
The Bible and the distant time( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today traditional Athabascan beliefs and modern Christian beliefs coexist in villages on the Koyukuk River. This program gives a rare glimpse at some of the ways the Koyukon have maintained a balance between the two, and at some of the stresses that exist today
Resource use in a small Alaskan city, Sitka by George Gmelch( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forest of eyes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a family on the Koyukuk River as they fish for their yearly supply of salmon, living and teaching survival skills to their children
 
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Heart and blood : living with deer in America
Alternative Names
Nelson, R. K.

Nelson, R. N. 1941-

Nelson, R. N. (Richard K.)

Nelson, Richard

Nelson, Richard 1941-

Richard Nelson anthropologue

Richard Nelson (author) Amerikaans antropoloog

Ричард Нельсон

ریچارد نلسون

ネルソン, リチャード

リチャード・ネルソン

Languages
English (133)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Heart and blood : living with deer in AmericaMake prayers to the raven : a Koyukon view of the northern forestPatriotism and the American land : essaysThe island within