Biography

Kaj Birket-Smith was born on January 20, 1893 in Denmark and died in 1977.

Andreas Roepstorff

See also Eskimology; Fifth Thule Expedition; Laguna, Frederica de; Rasmussen, Knud

Further Reading

Birket-Smith, Kaj, The Caribou Eskimos, Material and Social Life and Their Cultural Position, Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1929

-, Eskimoerne [The Eskimos], translated from the Danish by W.E. Calvert, London: Methuen & Co., 1936 (first published in Denmark in 1927)

-, Kulturens veje, K0benhavn: Jespersen og Pio, 1948

[translated as The paths of culture; a general ethnology, from the Danish by Karin Fennow], Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1965

-, Primitive Man and his Ways; Patterns of Life in some

Native Societies, translated from the Danish by Roy Duffell, Cleveland, Ohio: World Pub. Co., 1960

-, Studies in Circumpacific Culture Relations,

Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1967 Birket-Smith, Kaj & Frederica de Laguna, The Eyak Indians of the Copper River Delta, Alaska, Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard, E. Munksgaard, 1938

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