In Those Days: Inuit Lives: Collected Writings on Arctic History

In Those Days: Inuit Lives: Collected Writings on Arctic History

by Kenn Harper

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Arctic historian Kenn Harper gathers the best of his columns about Inuit history, which appear weekly in Nunatsiaq News, in this exciting new series of books.

Each installment of In Those Days: Collected Columns on Arctic History will cover a particularly fascinating aspect of traditional Inuit life. In volume one, Inuit Biographies, Harper shares the unique challenges and life histories of several Inuit living in pre-contact times.

The result of extensive interviews, research, and travel across the Arctic, these amazing short life histories provide readers with a detailed understanding of their specific time and place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927095584
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Series , #1
Edition description: English Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kenn Harper is a historian, writer, and linguist, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a former member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He is the author of the In Those Days series, Minik, the New York Eskimo, and Thou Shalt Do No Murder: Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic. “Taissumani,” his column on Arctic history, appears in Nunatsiaq News.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

A Note on Word Choice 5

Collected Writings

Almost Anonymous: The Life of Inuk Charles 7

Who Was Albert One-Eye? 11

Mikak: Friend of the Moravians 17

John Sakeouse: Inuit Explorer 20

Tatannuaq: Inuit Peacemaker 26

Ohokto's Story: Ross and the Nattilingmiut 30

Akkatook: An Inuit Boy in Scotland 35

Memiadluk and Uckaluk Visit England 38

William Ouligbuck: John Rae's Interpreter 43

Erasmus Augustine Kallihirua: Inuit Theology Student 47

Uugaq: Inuit Traveller 51

Burial at Sea: The Death of Kudlago 57

Stories of Hannah and Joe 61

The Life of Hans Hendrik 83

Simon Gibbons: First Inuit Minister 87

Aleqasina: The Mistress of Robert Peary 91

Inuit at the World's Fairs 97

Annie Atungaujaq: First Inuit Convert at Blacklead Island 109

Ruth Makpii Ipalook: "We're Going to Keep on Living" 112

In Memory of John Shiwak, Inuit Sniper 116

The Heroism of Ada Blackjack 120

Orulo's Story 124

Aua: Stories of a Shaman 133

In Search of Igsivalitaq, the Outlaw 144

Tatamigana and Alikomiak: The Only Inuit Hanged in Canada 149

Ataguttaaluk: The Queen of Igloolik 156

Inuutersuaq Ulloriaq: Inughuit Historian 163

Acknowledgements 167

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