"An important contribution to the transactional theory of
In virtually every settlement in the Canadian Arctic there are one or more white persons
'in charge'; the aim of this volume is to explain the relationship that exists between these
persons and the local native population, Inuit or Indian.
". . . an impressive anthropological enterpriseof interest and value beyond the ethnographic area of north-eastern Canada. Professor Paine's symposium sharpens up the concepts of
patron, broker and middleman . . . produces valuable anthropological
understanding, and . . .should stimulate similar investigation