The Moravian Beginnings of Canadian Inuit Literature: An Exhibition of Special Collections from McGill University Library Rare Books and Special Collections Henrik Wilhjelm

ISBN: 9780982170366

Published: May 11th 2010

Paperback

111 pages


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The Moravian Beginnings of Canadian Inuit Literature: An Exhibition of Special Collections from McGill University Library Rare Books and Special Collections  by  Henrik Wilhjelm

The Moravian Beginnings of Canadian Inuit Literature: An Exhibition of Special Collections from McGill University Library Rare Books and Special Collections by Henrik Wilhjelm
May 11th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 111 pages | ISBN: 9780982170366 | 8.13 Mb

Traced here are the beginnings of literacy and literature for Inuit living in Labrador and the eastern Canadian arctic. Inuit living in Labrador in the 19th and early 20th centuries were more literate than white settlers as a direct result of theMoreTraced here are the beginnings of literacy and literature for Inuit living in Labrador and the eastern Canadian arctic.

Inuit living in Labrador in the 19th and early 20th centuries were more literate than white settlers as a direct result of the Moravian missionaries who taught them to read and write in Inuktitut in the mission schools. Many of the original Inuktitut texts used by the mission teachers and students are included as part of this exhibition.The Labrador Inuit are the first Canadian Inuit to have their own language.

Their first texts took the form of songs or narratives. This catalog represents this history with images from pages and covers of books in the collection along with detailed descriptions of their importance.Texts in French, English, Inuktitut and Inuktitut roman orthography & descriptions in English.



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