The Native Greenlander: Folktales of Greenland [Paperback]

Heinrich Rink(Editor); Aron of Kangeq(Illustrator)

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ISBN: 9780996748087 | Published by: International Polar Institute | Year of Publication: 2020 | Language: English 192p, H7.8 x W5, 11
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The Native Greenlander

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The remarkable oral tradition of the Inuit, unaffected by few outside influences, is traced through their history on the land and addresses both spirtual and cultural practices. Many of the stories describe the clashes between the Norse and the Inuit. Collected by Heinrich Rink,this is the translation of the first book printed in Greenland. Rink recognized that some of the tales existed in the realm of pure myth, but that others represented recollections, passed from one generation to the next, of events of many centuries earlier. Translated from Danish.

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""Lovers of folk narrative who may wish to sample a less familiar—to many of us at least—storytelling tradition will find much to delight and much to ponder in the present book, which I warmly recommend for its fascinating storytelling and fine illustrations.""

Journal of Folklore Research ()

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