The written literature about Inuit/Eskimo
peoples is a rich resource of great value to todays students,
scholars, educators, researchers, and northern residents. Yet many of
the most interesting and valuable accounts derived from early contact
situations are rare, out-of-print, or otherwise unavailableespecially
to northern communities. The goal of the Hubert Wenger Eskimo Database project
has been to make many of these early and primary accounts more widely available
through digital media.
Nearly 200 titlesprimarily
books and journal articleshave been included in the database and are
uniformly searchable with powerful text-retrieval software.