KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled

Komatik  \kō-‘ma-tik\   A rawhide-lashed sledge with wooden crossbars and runners, first invented and used by the Inuit of Northern Canada, but since used also by non-Inuit people.

Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's

I'll Dream You Alive:

Chants and Songs from East Greenland

by

Lawrence Millman

Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland

The chants and spells in this book were collected by Lawrence Millman from Inuit living in Angmagsalik (now Tasiilaq), East Greenland, in the 1980s. There are songs for a newborn son, by a starving hunter full of joy, and by the greatest dog sled driver in the world; and there are charms for a walrus hunter, a berry picker, and against sickness. There is also a spell to stop an avalanche. The result is a window on a remote culture that has nearly disappeared with the invasion of the modern world.

 

Read an excerpt from I'll Dream You Alive

Available now from Komatik Press and from Bookstores worldwide

 

For a copy signed by the author, contact Dr. Millman directly at:

 

l.millman@comcast.net

KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland
KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland
KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland