November 20, 2014 - 10:57 am
Taissumani, Nov. 21
Who Killed Charles Francis Hall?
Last week I wrote about the death of Charles Francis Hall on the Polaris expedition.
Hall was the only person to die on that expedition. Eventually, when the survivors had returned to the United States, a government inquiry was held.
George Tyson, the ice-master, spoke of Hall’s conviction that...
November 14, 2014 - 11:23 am
Taissumani, Nov. 14
How Do You Spell Murder? — The Death of Charles Francis Hall
Charles Francis Hall began his third expedition to the Arctic on June 29, 1871. This was the most ambitious one of all.
The previous two were in search of information on the missing Franklin expedition, but this one would be an audacious attempt to reach the North Pole by ship. The steamer...
November 07, 2014 - 10:12 am
Taissumani, Nov. 7
The 19th Inuit Studies Conference
In 1974, at a time when the Inuit of Nunavik were negotiating their land claims settlement, researchers at Laval university established a private non-profit organization called Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit.
Its objectives were to collect data on research into Inuit culture, language and...
October 31, 2014 - 7:51 am
Taissumani, Oct. 31
The Sadness of Miss Bill
Life was not kind to Eqariussaq, or Miss Bill as the Peary’s always called her, for she was unable to bear children. Knud Rasmussen once wrote, “There is only one woman whom I pity among the Polar Eskimos — the woman who has no children.”
Eqariussaq’s marriage to Ahngoodloo did not survive. But...
October 24, 2014 - 9:26 am
Taissumani, Oct. 24
Eqariussaq, AKA Miss Bill
In 1893 Josephine Peary accompanied her husband, the explorer Robert Peary, on an over-wintering trip to northern Greenland. This was daring on her part because she was in the last stages of pregnancy when she left the United States.
On Sept. 12 she gave birth to her first child, a daughter which...
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