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A Narrative of Some Passages in the History of Eenoolooapik

A Narrative of Some Passages in the History of Eenoolooapik
A Young Esquimaux, Who Was Brought to Britain in 1839, in the Ship Neptune of Aberdeen

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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108041058


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  • Published in 1841, this is the story of Eenoolooapik, a young Inuit who guided whaling captain William Penny to the mouth of Cumberland Sound - a whale-rich body of water - 250 years after it was first explored and named by John Davis. Probably the first Inuk for whom a biography was published during his lifetime, 'Eenoo' drew a map which led Penny to the whaling area. His geographical knowledge therefore resulted in a burgeoning industry that provided seasonal employment to the Inuit and dramatically changed their lives. Alexander M'Donald (1817–48) describes Eenoolooapik's life and environment, a visit to Scotland with Penny (where he endeared himself to the people he met), and the difficulties he encountered in making the transition from life in the Arctic to nineteenth-century Britain. M'Donald himself later worked as an assistant surgeon on H.M.S. Terror in Sir John Franklin's last expedition: his eventual fate is not known.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108041058
    • length: 178 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
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    Alexander M'Donald

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