Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 26, 2020

Indigenous People and Natural History Collections

from Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 

Indigenous People have played an important role in natural history collection that oftentimes is not properly credited, if at all. Not many egg collectors acknowledged Native assistants and guides when they recorded specimens. The Inuvialuit people—the Inuit of the Western Canadian Arctic—are Indigenous Peoples living in the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Russia who had a significant role in the success of the well-known natural history collector Roderick MacFarlane.

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