Knud Rasmussen

Knud Rasmussen was a Greenlandic Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the “father of Eskimology” and was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit. The version before you was recounted by Qaqortingneq of the Netsilik tribe by Knud Rasmussen in the 1920s.