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The Diary of Johannes Hansen
Expedition to Eastern Greenland: 1884–1885
A trip around Greenland to a distinct culture with no prior contact with the outside world.
Hansen, Johannes

Eden of the North

First English translation of this 19th century novel tracing the relationship between traditional Greenlandic life and the interaction with the culture of their Danish colonizers
Rink, Signe

Inuit Folk-Tales

Back in print, “Eskimo” folklore collected by pioneering northern anthropologist Knud Rasmussen
Rasmussen, Knud, collector; Birgit Kleist Pederson and Jette Rygarrd, intro.

Inuit Poems and Songs
Folk poetry of East Greenland
Having devoted his life to study of the Eskimos, their language, spiritual life and religion, Thalbitzer found in their values his own mission to search for and preserve theirs
Thalbitzer, William

Journals in Greenland
A firsthand account of previously almost inaccessible eastern Greenland
Egede, Hans

Tales of Greenland’s Seal Hunters
Transcribed directly from hunters, the stories described here relate adventures in the hazardous environment of Greenland in the mid-nineteenth century
Rink, Signe

Local Knowledge
Living Resources and Natural Assets in Greenland
Spanning a 60-year period, Petersen, a native Greenlander, has systematically studied climate, settlement and natural life in his native land
Petersen, H. C.

The Meaning of Ice
People and Sea Ice in Three Arctic Communities
The Inuit relationship with sea ice told through stories, artwork and photographs
Gearheard, Shari Fox

The Moravian Beginnings of Canadian Inuit Literature

Catalog for an exhibition held at McGill University, February to April 2009, exploring the extensive holdings from its Rare Books & Special Collections.
Wilhjelm, Henrik and Greg Colley, intr.

The Polar Eskimos

A rich and astounding collection of stories transcribed directly from the Inuit of Greenland in the 1930s
Holtved, Erik

A Greenlanders Dream
The first original novel in Greenlandic, published in 1915, portraying a vision of a future, modern Greenland free of colonial humiliation and poverty
Storch, Mathias

Tales of Yukaghir
Lamut and Russianized Natives of Eastern Siberia
Tales of adventure and courage among the peoples of Eastern Siberia
Bogaras, Waldemar; Lenore Grenoble, intro.


Famine moves a Greenlandic family into a new settlement in the 1850s, where the joys and tragedies of pre-Christian times are depicted
Nielsen, Frederik

The Veins of the Heart to the Pinnacle of the Mind
Taqqat uummammut aqqutaannut takorluukkat apuuffiannut
Moving poetic expressions of the very close interrelationships between culture and politics in modern Greenland by a gifted Greenlandic poet
Lynge, Aqqaluk

Vikings of To-day
or Life and Medical Work among the Fishermen of Labrador
Summarizes Grenfell’s first contact with the residents of Labrador
Grenfell, Wilfred T.; Marianne Stenbaek, intro.