By Richard J. Preston

A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature is a set of essays honouring Richard (Dick) Slobodin, one of many nice anthropologists of the Canadian North. a brief biography is via essays describing his formative brooding about human nature and human identities, his humanizing strength in his instance of residing an ethical, highbrow lifestyles, his discernment of people’s skill to make educated offerings and activities, his freedom from ideological models, his writings concerning the Mackenzie District Métis, his decision to take peoples adventure heavily, no longer metaphorically, and his brooding about social association and kinship. An unpublished paper a few Nineteen Thirties caribou hunt during which he participated finishes the gathering, giving Dick the final word.

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