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A Tale From Labrador - Inuit

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    A Tale From Labrador - Inuit Sikuliarsiujuitsok, on account of his great size, was unable to walk upon new ice. He, all by himself, caught a whale from his
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2009

      A Tale FromLabrador - Inuit

      Sikuliarsiujuitsok, on account of his great size, was unable to walk upon new ice. He, all by himself, caught a whale from his kayak. But he was much dreaded and hated, and never ventured to sleep in strange places. He was, however, once persuaded to stay for a night in a snow-hut; and being too big to find room in it, he lay all doubled up, and allowed his feet to be tied together. In this condition he was hauled out and killed, but not before he himself had killed four men in the struggle. He had three sisters, one of whom had three sons, likewise powerful men. They had an enclosure, fenced in with stones, into which they enticed all those they intended to kill.

      Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo, by Henry Rink; London [1875] and is now in the public domain. [ Greenland ]


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