In Those Days: Inuit and Explorers
by Kenn Harper
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Pub Date 10 May 2022 | Archive Date 25 Jun 2022
In the fifth volume of the In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History series, Kenn Harper shares tales of European explorers who came to the Arctic seeking adventure, riches, and the elusive Northwest Passage, and Inuit they encountered there. Inuit were invaluable in adding to Western knowledge of the Arctic, serving as guides, clothing-makers, and interpreters. But not every meeting was friendly. This collection sheds light on Inuit who played a pivotal role in the expeditions of some of the most famous Arctic explorers, including the unfortunate John Franklin. This volume also includes dozens of rare, historical photographs.
Tales of Arctic Whaling -- A Canadian Geographic Best Book of 2018
Harper brings ample research and rich storytelling skills." -- Nunatsiaq News
"[I]t's the author's frankness, compassion, and intimate knowledge of Inuit life that makes every single one of these stories resonate." -- Arctic Book Review