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Knud Rasmussen: Sledding Through the Passage
Born in Greenland of Inuit and Danish descent, Rasmussen became fascinated with native languages and ways of living, including the use of kayaks and dogsleds. He devoted much of his life to cultural studies throughout Arctic North America, and he attempted to visit as many known Inuit groups as he could.
During his travels he made detailed notes and sketches, and collected artifacts, legends and songs of a way of life that he admired.
His words of the Inuit: "Their culture is a witness in itself to the strength and endurance and wild beauty of human life."
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