Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact
Critical forces of culture and nature collide in this comprehensive history of Ellesmere Island in the age of contact. Surveying the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Lyle Dick presents an impressive treatment of European-Inuit contact in the High Arctic (the area of what is now the Quttinirpaaq National Park) while considering the roles of the natural environment and cultures as factors in human history. As he charts the dynamic interplay between change and continuity in this forbidden land, Dick unravels the complexities of cultural exchange and human relationships to the Arctic landscape. Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact provides a meticulously researched and richly illustrated treatment of Canada's High Arctic as it interweaves insights from historiography, Native studies, ecology, anthropology, and polar exploration.
Winner of the Harold Adams Innis Prize for Best English Language Book in the Social Sciences, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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CIRCUMSTANCE History of Events on Ellesmere Island 18181940
CHANGE The Interplay of Cultures and the Environment 18181940
CIRCUMSTANCE CHANGE AND CONTINUITY Inuit on Ellesmere Island 19512000
Ellesmere Island and the Times of History
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Aboriginal Accn Adolphus Greely American animals Arctic Expeditions Arctic Explorations Axel Heiberg Island Bache Peninsula Baffin Bay Baffin Island British Canada Canadian Cape caribou climatic coast of Ellesmere Conger Constable Craig Harbour Crocker Land culture Diary dogs Donald Elisha Kent Kane Ellesmere Island Entry environment Etah European excursions File Fiord Oral History ﬂoe Franklin Bay Expedition Greely Greely’s Greenland Grise Fiord Hayes High Arctic hunters hunting Ibid Inughuit Inuit Inukjuak killed Knud Rasmussen Lady Franklin Bay Lake Hazen MacMillan Collection mammals Martha Flaherty muskox muskoxen Nares Strait National Archives North Pole northern Ellesmere Island Nukappiannguaq Oral History Project Ottawa pack ice party Patrol Pavy Peary Papers Peary’s pibloktoq Polar Eskimos Pond Inlet populations RCMP region Relating to Arctic relocations reported Robert sea ice seals ship skins sledge Smith Sound snow Thule District tion USNA walrus WCSC whaling winter wrote York