Labrador Moravian Missions and the Czech Collectors of Inuit Objects in the Early Twentieth Century
|Keywords||Labrador Inuit, Moravian Brethren, Jiří Jaeger, Vojtěch Suk, duffle coat, parka, amautik, walrus carvings, cultural change, Hudson Bay Company|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
|Citation||KLÁPŠŤOVÁ, Kateřina. Labrador Moravian Missions and the Czech Collectors of Inuit Objects in the Early Twentieth Century. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2015, 36(1), 23–44. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aotnpm/36-1/labrador-moravian-missions-and-the-czech-collectors-of-inuit-objects-in-the-early-twentieth-century|
The article dealing with collecting activities of two Czechs in Labrador Moravian Brethren Missions. Both collectors independetly created a remarkable collections of the objects that depict cultural change, which is reflected in the materiál sphere of Labrador Inuit life during the first third of the 20th century. This article is trying to show that their observation may be used as a source complementing comprehensive ethnographic description and study of the Inuit life on Labrador in this time.