On a recent trip to Copenhagen kayaks were very much in evidence.
|The kayak - a convenient form of transport.|
|SOF Greenland kayaks being emptied on the canal bank.|
The National Museum exhibits items from the 5th Thule expedition (1921 - 1924) which visited most of the Inuit peoples of Arctic Canada. The five Danish and six Greenlandic explorers built their main base in the land of the Iglulik people. From the base ethnographers and archaeologists explored to the south and north. In 1923 Knud Rasmussen continued west on the long sled journey to Bering Strait and Alaska.
On his way he spent seven months with the Netsilik.
He returned with a large collection of objects.
|The original kayak gear|
|Double thumbed mittens|