Athapaskan Matriliny and Trade
in Canada and Alaska

WAYNE W. ALLEN, B. A, M. A

Why did native hunters in the wilds of northern B.C, the Yukon and Alaska trace their ancestry through the mother’s side of the family? The author has given a definitive answer to this question which has long puzzled scholars and others.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wayne W. Allen was born in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and graduated from North Grenville District High School in Kemptville, Ontario. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Social Anthropology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a Diploma in Public Administration from Carleton Univerity and a Diploma in Business from Algonquin College in Ottawa.

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