Overland to Starvation Cove

Overland to Starvation Cove

With the Inuit in Search of Franklin, 1878-1880

Book - 1993
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In May 1845 Sir John Franklin sailed westward from England in search of the Northwest Passage and was never seen again. Some thirty-five years later, Heinrich Klutschak of Prague, artist and surveyor on a small expedition led by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka of the 3rd US Cavalry Regiment, stumbled upon the grisly remains at Starvation Cove of the last survivors among Franklin's men.

Overland to Starvation Cove is the first English translation of Klutschak's account. A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut. But above all, it is a fascinating story of arctic adventure.

Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1993, c1987
Edition: 1st pbk. ed 1993
ISBN: 9780802073976
0802073972
Branch Call Number: ANF 917.193
Characteristics: xxxi, 261 p. : ill., 3 maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Barr, William 1940-

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