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Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition: to Chesterfield Inlet and Baker Lake

One of the main goals of Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition was to investigate “the origin of the Eskimo race.” He had been influenced by the theories of Hans Peder Steensby, an ethnologist who believed that Inuit culture had originated and evolved from an inland culture, and only later became a maritime society. One of Rasmussen’s...

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