An Introduction to Traditional Inuit Myths and Legends

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A collection of ancient Inuit myths.

In this exhaustive story collection, the rich tradition of Inuit storytelling becomes accessible to the rest of Canada for the first time. Unipkaaqtut is the Inuit word meaning "to tell stories."

This definitive collection of Inuit legends is thoughtfully introduced and carefully annotated to provide the historical and cultural context in which to understand this rich oral tradition.

Read about the origin of thunder and lightning, the tale of the man who married a fox and many animal fables from the North. Fascinating and educational, this little-known part of Canada's heritage will captivate readers of all ages. As a work of historical and cultural preservation, this text will be invaluable to those studying Inuit.

Publisher: Iqaluit, Nunavut : Inhabit Media, 2011
ISBN: 9781926569161
Branch Call Number: 398.20899712 UNI 2011 22
Characteristics: 287 p


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7Liberty7 Nov 30, 2014

Horrible! Absolutely nothing "beautiful" or "culturally significant" about these myths.


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7Liberty7 Nov 30, 2014

Other: Lots of cannibals, killing of other people, people marrying animals, and people "trading wives." GROSS!

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