Athropolis HOME   |   Maps   |   Arctic Links   |   Arctic Library
Click to go HOME
From our library of things you should know about the Arctic

Click for more information.

Knud Rasmussen: Sledding Through the Passage

Knud ("Kunoot") Johan Victor Rasmussen was the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage by dogsled.

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."

Click pictures for more information and credits.
Library: Inuit, Exploration, Arctic
Links: Northwest Passage
Boats and Ships, Arctic
News Story: It's Polar Bear Season!
Maps: Northwest Passage
Arctic Maps & Weather Reports

Double-click any unlinked word DICTIONARY: Just "double-click" any unlinked word on this page for the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.
Arctic Library ARCTIC LIBRARY & GLOSSARY: Check this section for an index of the rest of the things you really need to know about the Arctic.
All sorts of Arctic Maps ARCTIC MAPS & WEATHER REPORTS: Maps of the Northwest Passage, explorers' routes, iceberg sources, Nunavut, the Arctic by treeline, temperature...
Links to related sites. ARCTIC LINKS: Even more information! Links to sites related to the Arctic and "Iceberg: the Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots".
A Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?

Search for more on this topic...from Athropolis!
(1) Click the button for Web (below) to search the World Wide Web
(2) Click button for
WWW.ATHROPOLIS.COM to search this web site

Icy Cold Jokes | Icy Games | E-mail | Athropolis HOME
Copyright 2005 Athropolis Productions Limited. The content of web sites that this site has links
to is the property of their respective owners, and Athropolis is not responsible for their content.