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Greenland Research: Rasmussen's Circumpolar Research

May 20, 2005 – December 14, 2006

Natural History Museum
10th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: Ground Floor, Constitution Ave. Lobby, West Side

On view in this case are objects from the museum's collection dealing with the fifth expedition Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933) took from Thule, in northern Greenland, to Alaska (1921-1924). During these expeditions, he found that all the peoples along the North Atlantic Arctic spoke the same language, indicating a very rapid migration. Objects include snow goggles, handmade dolls by indigenous peoples, and miniature models of wooden sleds.