The Angnasheotik: An Account of the Invention of a Spiritual Entity Among the Ungava Eskimos
Keywords:Labrador Eskimos, Kuujjuaq, Québec
AbstractDiscusses fears of ghosts and graveyards among the Labrador Eskimos, resulting from contacts with whites. Among spirits feared are the Angnasheotik, described by three informants from the Fort Chimo area of northern Quebec as ghosts of white men who molest Eskimo and Naskopi Indian women. The origin of belief in the Angnasheotik is considered, and the hypothesis discussed that they represent expression of hostile attitudes toward whites.