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Knud Rasmussen's posthumous notes on the life and doings of the east Greenlanders in olden times

Author: Knud Rasmussen; H Ostermann
Publisher: New York : AMS Press, 1976.
Series: Meddelelser om Grønland, bd. 109, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chapter headings include The Angmagssalik Eskimo, their dwellings and their hunting -- From Tasiussaq to the North -- Description of the principal settlements and hunting conditions in southeast Greenland - Lindenow Fjord - Ilivileq - Auarqat - Anoritoq - Tingmiarmiut - Umanaq - The dead house -s - Patsajuk - IIa. Winter supplies, and how they are stored - Field ice -- III. East Greenlanders' umiak voyages to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Knud Rasmussen; H Ostermann
ISBN: 0404122973 9780404122973
OCLC Number: 3255520
Notes: At head of title: 6. og 7. Thule-expedition til Sydrstgrnland 1931-33. Leader: Knud Rasmussen.
Reprint of the 1938 ed. published by C.A. Reitzel, Copenhagen, which was issued as Bd. 109, no. 1 of Meddelelser om Grønland.
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Title: Meddelelser om Grønland, bd. 109, no. 1.
Responsibility: edited by H. Ostermann.

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Chapter headings include The Angmagssalik Eskimo, their dwellings and their hunting -- From Tasiussaq to the North -- Description of the principal settlements and hunting conditions in southeast Greenland - Lindenow Fjord - Ilivileq - Auarqat - Anoritoq - Tingmiarmiut - Umanaq - The dead house -s - Patsajuk - IIa. Winter supplies, and how they are stored - Field ice -- III. East Greenlanders' umiak voyages to the West coast - Memories of Graah -- IV. Game scarcity, starvation and cannibalism -- V. East Greenland philosophy -- VI. East Greenland conception of a diety -- VII. Thoughts on the soul -- VIII. Mysterious beings and Eskimo mentality -- IX. On homicide and its causes -- IXa. Protection from murder -- X. Shamans -- XI. From Christian Poulsen's life-story -- XII. From paganism to christanity -- XIII. Amulets -- XIV. The black arts -- XV. Evil-doing troll animals -- XVI. Magic formulae -- XVII. Rules, customs, taboo and penance - At childbirth - At death - Belongings of the dead - Men's penance and taboos - Women's penances and taboos -- XVIII. Rules of life - Pregnancy, childbirth, etc. - Children - Concerning deaths - Sealing - Bears - Magic and shamanism -- XIX. Ancient sayings and omens - Animal omens - Personal omens -- XX. East Greenland words and expressions -- XXI. Old East Greenland names - Months - Name of winds - Edible plants.

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