Tales And Traditions Of The Eskimo (Illustrated) by Henry Rink

Tales And Traditions Of The Eskimo (Illustrated)

byHenry Rink

Kobo ebook | January 7, 2018

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THE author of this work has partly resided, partly been travelling about, on the shores of Davis Strait, from the southernmost point of Greenland up to 73° north latitude, for sixteen winters and twenty-two summers; first as a scientific explorer, afterwards as Royal Inspector or Governor of the Southern Danish establishments in Greenland. The first series of tales was published by him in 1866; but as this field of ethnological investigation was at that time almost uncultivated, much new material came to hand after that publication, and, moreover, the author had then only acquired such a degree of familiarity with the language, as made it possible for him to understand his native informants sufficiently well to write down their verbal communications. In 1871 he determined to publish a new series of tales as a supplement to the former, in which he has also described the general habits, religion, and other peculiarities of the Eskimo, having by that time been enabled to give a more comprehensive account of these subjects, and to make some farther improvements on the first publication.

Title:Tales And Traditions Of The Eskimo (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 7, 2018Publisher:@AnnieRoseBooksLanguage:English

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