Year: 1955 Source: Southwest Journal of Anthropology, v.11, no.4, (Winter 1955), p.327-338 SIEC No: 19832283

This 1940 ethnographic study was conducted in St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, on Yuit (Siberian) Eskimos. Primary respondents were 3 males. Data includes 15 complete & 29 fragmentary descriptions of persons who died by suicide. Findings include: suicide is relatively non-ritualized; methods vary; main reasons are sickness, suffering & uselessness & usually done after sober thought & consultation with family members, occasionally assisted by others.(MB)