Eskimo Folk-Tales


Read by Expatriate

(4.8 stars; 6 reviews)

Quote: "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. Such work, as regards its hither side, must naturally consist to a great extent of scientific treatises, collections of facts and specimens, all requiring previous knowledge of the subject for their proper comprehension. These have their great value as additions to the sum of human knowledge, but they remain unknown to the majority of men. As regards their contents, the stories bring before us, more clearly, perhaps, than any objective study, the daily life of the Eskimos, their habit of thought, their conception of the universe, and the curious "spirit world" which forms their religion or mythology. In point of form they are unique." (W. W. Worster, ed. by Expatriate) (4 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Introduction 14:24 Read by Expatriate
Tales 01-03 8:32 Read by Expatriate
Tale 04 38:39 Read by Expatriate
Tales 05-08 17:11 Read by Expatriate
Tales 09-11 18:39 Read by Expatriate
Tales 12-17 20:11 Read by Expatriate
Tales 18-25 18:48 Read by Expatriate
Tales 26-32 20:23 Read by Expatriate
Tales 33-38 20:11 Read by Expatriate
Tales 39-42 29:04 Read by Expatriate
Tales 43-46 18:16 Read by Expatriate
Tales 47-52 23:07 Read by Expatriate

Reviews

(4 stars)

Good storyteller! Eskimo Stories sometimes bizarre but make you think