Inupiat: Growing Up Jean Briggs, then a graduate student in anthropology at Harvard Uiniversity, was an active participant in research with the North Alaskan Inupiat during the summer of 1961 and 1962. Much of the material presented here on child-rearing [and in Chapter 4 of the book The Inupiat and Arctic Alaska[1990] by Norman Chance] has been drawn from her excellent field reports.