Tales of Greenland's Seal Hunters
Collected by Signe Rink
Translated by Torben Hutchings
128 pages, 4.25 x 7.5"
Transcribed directly from hunters, the stories described here relate adventures in the hazardous environment of Greenland in the mid-19th century.
Greenlanders gained reliable social entertainment from the oral retelling of their legends. With the only printed material available at the time being of Christian origin, interest grew for Greenlandic stories, leading to the formation of Atuagagdliutit– the first, and still published, periodical in the country. The stories collected in Kayakmen originally appeared there. This text represents a first hand account of the civilization of Greenlanders depicting a true picture of their age.
Funded in part by a grant from the Danish Arts Foundation.