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  SPRING 2003

PAGE 12

OUTFIT 112
 

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                                           GEORGE DOUGLAS/NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA/PA-120531

George Douglas had much interaction with the Coronation Gulf Inuit on his overland trips to the Coppermine River from Great Bear Lake in 1911-12. He had the chance to witness - and more importantly - document the end of a way of life. One one of his passages he cached some food enroute to the Coppermine in August 1911. When he returned a while later a small amount of food  was gone and a beautiful pair of handmade sealskin slippers, ivory carvings and spear tips and other items had been left as payment perhaps by some of the people pictured above.

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