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Title: Eskimo Folktales Author: Unknown Editor: Knud Rasmussen Translator: W.
Worster Release Date: May 23, 2009 [EBook #28932] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ESKIMO FOLKTALES *** Produced by the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive-American Libraries.) Eskimo Folk-Tales Collected by Knud Rasmussen Edited and rendered into English by W.
Worster With illustrations by native Eskimo artists Gyldendal 11 Burleigh St., Covent Garden, London, W.C.
2 Copenhagen Christiania 1921 INTRODUCTION Tue Apr 04 19:16:37 2017 2 These stories were collected in various parts of Greenland, taken down from the lips of the Eskimo story-tellers themselves, by Knud Rasmussen, the Danish explorer. No man is better qualified to tell the story of Greenland, or the stories of its people.
Knud Rasmussen is himself partly of Eskimo origin; his childhood was spent in Greenland, and to Greenland he returned again and again, studying, exploring, crossing the desert of the inland ice, making unique collections of material, tangible and otherwise, from all parts of that vast and little-known land, and his achievements on these various expeditions have gained for him much honour and the appreciation of many learned societies. But it is as an interpreter of native life, of the ways and customs of the Eskimos, that he has done his greatest work.
-Kunnguaq---that is his native name--is known throughout the country and possesses the confidence of the natives to a superlative degree, forming hims...

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