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 (stĕf′ən-sən), Vilhjálmur 1879-1962.
Canadian explorer and ethnologist who studied the language and culture of Eskimoan languages and cultures.


(Biography) Vilhjalmur (ˈvɪlˌhjaʊmɛr). 1879–1962, Canadian explorer, noted for his books on the Inuit


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Vil•hjal•mur (ˈvɪlˌhyaʊl mər) 1879–1962, U.S. arctic explorer and author, born in Canada.
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Niven used her haltingly written diary, newspaper articles, a book in which Stefansson mentions her, and other records to recreate her two years in the Arctic.
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Sernyk and Stefansson (1983) included Japanese winter parents in their study, but the resulting hybrids did not mature before the end of the growing season and were removed from the analysis.
Detailed ethnographic descriptions of the process of preparing dried caribou meat have been presented by researchers such as Jenness (1922:101-103), Stefansson (1913:337-338; 1946:37), and most recently and exhaustively, Binford (1978; Witter 1990).