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Vikings of To-day
or Life and Medical Work among the Fishermen of Labrador
Wilfred Grenfell; Marianne Stenbaek, intro.



Adventures in New Lands

International Polar Institute
2009 • 304 pp. 4 1/4 x 5 1/4"
Arctic Studies / Anthropology

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-9821703-3-5


Reprint of 1895 edition

Summarizes Grenfell’s first contact with the residents of Labrador

Wilfred Grenfell was sent to Newfoundland in 1892 to improve the plight of coastal inhabitants and fishermen. The initial Grenfell text, Vikings of To-day, is intended to summarize three years among the residents of Labrador. These three years would lead to a lifetime spent in aid and passionate defense of the Labradorians. Beginning with descriptions of the environment, Grenfell sees the hardships and ingeniousness with which these people live off the land and maintain an indomitable spirit.

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WILFRED GRENFELL an Englishman by birth, joined the Royal National Mission to Deep-Sea Fishermen in 1877 as a medical missionary. In 1912 Grenfell organized the International Grenfell Association, with branches in England, the United States, Canada, and Newfoundland. It was this association that stood behind Grenfell’s work during the latter part of his life.



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