The Inuit of the Arctic Circle | A World of Poetry

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The Inuit of the Arctic Circle

The Inuit culture has survived in some of the coldest, most remote parts of the world. Home to the Inuit is the Arctic landscape of Greenland and the northern parts of Alaska and Canada. In the 1920s, Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen lived among the Inuit. He fell in love with their poems and songs, and translated many of them into English. Much of their poetry expressed feelings about life in the often lonely and icy landscape around them. The following Inuit poem is based on Rasmussen's translation. 

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