Although traditional Inuit society has been considered egalitarian, with Angakok
providing guidance and leadership, Cartwright's observations shed new light on its social complexity.
One heroic friend of the killed hunter, an angakok
, had himself buried, to be snatched out of the grave by Nareya.
Boas, par exemple, decrit la pratique suivante, observee a Pond Inlet, au cours de laquelle le patient recevait le nom d'un esprit: << Then the angakok
says, "Let us cut this child's navel-string".