January 23, 2015 - 1:07 pm
Taissumani, Jan. 23
Taissumani – A Look Backward and Forward
This week marks the 10th anniversary of Taissumani. That’s a lot of stories — over 500 — and a lot of research.
But this week’s column will also be my last Taissumani as a regular weekly column.
I have appreciated the comments that readers have made on many of the stories. Often these were made...
January 16, 2015 - 9:31 am
Taissumani, Jan. 16
Angulaalik: A Killing at Perry River – Part 2
Last week I wrote about Angulaalik and the unfortunate death of Utuittuq (Otoetok). I reproduced the pidgin English translation of the confession letter that he sent to the police in Cambridge Bay.
When Angulaalik’s family provided the researcher, Robin McGrath, with a carbon copy of Angulaalik’s...
January 09, 2015 - 8:17 am
Taissumani, Jan. 9
Angulalik: A Killing at Perry River
Angulaalik was a remarkable Inuk from what is now the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Born about 1898, he lived most of his life in Queen Maud Gulf, southeast of Cambridge Bay.
Captain C. T. Pedersen, an American trader, travelled regularly on his schooner from San Francisco and Seattle into the...
January 05, 2015 - 11:59 am
Taissumani, Jan. 2
Robert Hood – Passion and Murder in the Arctic
In 1819, the British explorer John Franklin set out on his first Arctic land expedition.
Its purpose was to explore the northern coast of North America eastward from the mouth of the Coppermine River. In June of 1821, Franklin and his party left Fort Enterprise, the headquarters that they had...
December 19, 2014 - 5:40 pm
Taissumani, Dec. 19
The Belcher Island Murders – Part 3
The judicial party arrived in the Belcher Islands on Aug. 18. Judge Plaxton was from the Ontario Supreme Court but was also a Stipendiary Magistrate for the Northwest Territories.
R. A. Olmsted, from the federal Department of Justice, was the prosecutor. J. P. Madden, a lawyer from Ottawa served...
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