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[Inuit wrestling matches]
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[Johan Cristoph Groth]
plate; preceding p. 93
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Inuits wrestle and swing from ropes.
Egede, Hans, 1686-1758
Det gamle Grønlands nye perlustration
Source place of publication:
Trykt hos Johan Cristoph Groth, boende paa Ulfelds-platz.
Egede, a Danish missionary, described the ancient Norse settlements of Greenland, the plant and animal life, as well as Inuit culture, commerce, language, and religion in this book. Principally because of its description of whaling, it garnered much attention and was translated into many languages.
Acquired in 1846.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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