Rumours of Franklin: The strength of the Inuit oral tradition

Eber, Dorothy Harley
June 1996
Beaver;Jun/Jul96, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p4
Chronicles the history behind the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his men aboard the expedition vessels `Erebus' and `Terror,' who sailed from England in their quest for the Northwest Passage in 1845. Inuit's versions on the expeditions that went in search for Franklin and his men; Inuit informant, Lena Kingmiatook's story of an incident that happened at `Kablunaqhiuvik.'


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