Life with the Esquimaux: Volume 2

Life with the Esquimaux: Volume 2 : The Narrative of Captain Charles Francis Hall of the Whaling Barque George Henry from the 29th May, 1860, to the 13th September, 1862

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In 1860, Charles Francis Hall (1821-71), the American explorer, embarked on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inuit community, learning their language and embracing their everyday life. First published in 1864, Hall's two-volume work remains of great interest to anthropologists, sociologists and geographers. His eye-witness accounts of the indigenous people's dwellings, hunting pursuits, birth and death rites, transportation, interpersonal relationships, and survival strategies in severe weather conditions provide an insight into Inuit culture in the nineteenth century. In Volume 2 he tells of his discovery in Frobisher Bay of artefacts from Martin Frobisher's sixteenth-century mining venture; the survival of these relics, together with his understanding of Inuit memory systems, convinces him that traces of Franklin and his crew may yet be found.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 b/w illus.
  • 1139151355
  • 9781139151351

Table of contents

1. Journey to the Unknown, or 'Dreaded Land'; 2. An excursion to the whaling depot; 3. The 'George Henry' free from her icy prison; 4. Departure on boat-voyage to explore Frobisher Bay; 5. Chewing old boots; 6. Encampment on Rae's Point; 7. Peale Point; 8. Departure from Greenwood's Land; 9. Land on an island; 10. A storm; 11. Visit to the friendly natives; 12. The anvil; 13. Sick Mam-ma-yat-che-ung immured in a living tomb!; 14. Movements of the ship's company; 15. Commencement of a sledge-journey up Frobisher Bay; 16. Continue the journey up Frobisher Bay; 17. Innuit food; 18. Ebierbing and Tookoolito; 19. Revisit Victoria Bay; 20. The Innuit name; Appendices.show more