Language. Rasmussen reports these stories in a style quite close to the original oral style, not quite as extreme as the Apache stories, but close to it. If you want to read stories that are close to the original oral storytelling tradition, this unit and the Apache unit are two good choices. The names are quite unusual, but as the names do not recur from story to story, that should not be a big problem for any given story.
Story Length. These are all single-page stories.
Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Eskimo Folk Tales. Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.
- The Coming of Men, A Long, Long While Ago
- Nukúnguasik, who Escaped from the Tupilak
- The Woman Who Had a Bear as a Foster-Son
- Qalagánguasê, Who Passed to the Land of Ghosts
- The Insects that Wooed a Wifeless Man
- Atungait, Who Went A-Wandering
- The Giant Dog
- Papik, Who Killed His Wife's Brother
- Pâtussorssuaq, Who Killed His Uncle
- The Wife Who Lied
- The Eagle and the Whale
- Atdlarneq, The Great Glutton
- Tungujuluk and Saunikoq