The People of the Polar North
by Knud Rasmussen (9780217127080)

The People of the Polar North
 
Knud Rasmussen
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 106
Category: Polar Regions
ISBN: 9780217127080
ISBN-10: 0217127088



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: " Yes, I will tell you, since you have asked me," said Merqusaq, turning to me. " I have travelled up here to Agpat (Saunders Island) because I heard that you wanted to talk to me." (Merqusaq was living that year near Kangerdlugssuaq, some eighty miles farther north.) " But thou knowest, talking and tales belong to the evenings and the nights. "After Qitdlarssuaq had once heard that there were Inuit over on the other side of the sea, he could never settle down to anything again. He held great conjurations of spirits in the presence of all the people of the village. He made his soul take long journeys through the air, with his helping spirits, to look for the country of the strange Inuit. At last one day he informed his fellow-villagers that he had found the new country And he told them that he was going to journey to the strange people, and he exhorted them all to follow him. " ' Do you know the desire for new countries ? Do you know the desire to see new people ? ' he said to them. " And nine sledges joined him at once, and ten sledges together they set out northward to find the new country that Qitdlarssuaq said he had seen on his soul-flight. There were men, women, and children, thirty-eight in all, who started. There were? 1. Kutdloq. 14. Uvdlalaq. 2. His wife Talikitsoq. 15. His wife Inuguk. 3. Their daughter Kunuk. 16. His daughter Arnaviaq. 4. Their son Sarpineq. 17. Oqaitdlaq. 5. Apapat. 18. Nateravik. 6. His wife Inuguk. 19. Inuguk. 7. Their daughter Inuk. 20. The woman Ningiulau- 8. Qingmigajuk. ngat- 9. His wife Angileq. 21. Qatsoq. 10. Ulaijuk. 22. Arnarssuaq. i i. Inuk. 23. Oqe'. 12. Agpapik. 24. His wife Arnakutsuk. 13. His wife Tapaitsiaq. 25. Mamarunaq. 26. His wife Manik. 32. Igtugsarssua. 27. Minik (afterward...

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