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Eskimo Folktales By Knud Rasmussen
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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879 – December 21, 1933) was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology"and was the first European... More > to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit. Native languages and ways of living, including the arts of sea kayaking and dog sledding, fascinated Knud Rasmussen, himself of Inuit and Danish descent. Rasmussen devoted much of his life to ethnological and cultural studies throughout Arctic North America. Establishing a base station in Thule, Greenland, in 1910, he visited as many Inuit peoples as he could, taking meticulous notes and making sketches, collecting artifacts and compiling hundreds of Native legends and songs. The tales are grounded in the Inuit belief system, itself defined by superstition and transformation.< Less
Inuit Studies Reader - Volume 2 (Netsilik) By Knud Rasmussen
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A reprint of Knud Rasumssen's "The Netsilik Eskimos"
Kappianaqtut (Inuktitut) By Neil Christopher
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(BAFFIN DIALECT) The Kappianaqtut series, whose name refers to “that which is frightening, “ explores supernatural beings in Inuit storytelling traditions across generations, regions, and... More > dialects. The author has compiled information from historical transcriptions, such as those of Knud Rasmussen and Franz Boas, with the knowledge of contemporary Inuit elders and storytellers, including Marianne Taparti, Mark Kalluak, and George Kappianaq, to present readers with a broad perspective on the complex variations and local knowledge of supernatural beings in the circumpolar North. Volume 1 introduces readers to stories of giants and stories of the mother of the sea mammals, who is often referred to as Sedna today, but was once also known by many other names. Illustrated in black and white.< Less
Kappianaqtut (Inuktitut) By Neil Christopher
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(BAFFIN DIALECT) The Kappianaqtut series, whose name refers to “that which is frightening, “ explores supernatural beings in Inuit storytelling traditions across generations, regions, and... More > dialects. The author has compiled information from historical transcriptions, such as those of Knud Rasmussen and Franz Boas, with the knowledge of contemporary Inuit elders and storytellers, including Marianne Taparti, Mark Kalluak, and George Kappianaq, to present readers with a broad perspective on the complex variations and local knowledge of supernatural beings in the circumpolar North. Volume 1 introduces readers to stories of giants and stories of the mother of the sea mammals, who is often referred to as Sedna today, but was once also known by many other names. Illustrated in black and white.< Less

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