Jean BriggsJean L. Briggs (May 28, 1929 – July 27, 2016) was an American-born anthropologist, ethnographer, linguist, and professor emerita at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her best known works included the 1970 landmark book, ''Never in Anger: Portrait of an Eskimo Family'', based on 18 months of research and field work in Inuit communities on the Arctic coast during the 1960s. ''Never in Anger: Portrait of an Eskimo Family'', which documents Inuit language, culture and practices, remains a landmark publication in the fields of ethnography and Arctic studies to this day. In 2015, Briggs helped to complete and publish a dictionary of Utkuhiksalingmiut Inuktitut, also called Utkuhiksalik, which preserves 34,000 words and contributes to the preservation of the Utku language.
Most of her fieldwork and research focused on the Canadian Inuit, but she also visited communities of Alaskan Inupiat and Siberian Yupik as well. Provided by Wikipedia
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