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Image from page 69 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)
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Title: Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55
Year: 1856 (1850s)
Authors: Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
Subjects: Grinnell Expedition 1853-1855)
Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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ESQUIMAUX RUINED H U T S — L I F E ■ B O A r COVE. These Esquimaux have no mother earth to receivetheir dead; but they seat them as in the attitude ofrepose, the knees drawn close to the body, and enclosethem in a sack of skins. The implements of the livingman are then grouped around him; they are coveredsvitli a rude dome of stones, and a cairn is piled above.This simple cenotaph will remain intact for generationafter generation. The Esquimaux never disturb agrave. From one of the graves I took several perforated 52 ESQUIMAUX IMPLEMENTS. and rudely-fashioned pieces of walrus ivory, evidentlyparts of sledge and lance gear. But wood must havebeen even more scarce with them than with thenatives of Baffins Bay north of the Melville glacier.
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Pot Hook. ESQUIMAUX IMPLEMENTS, FROM GRAVES. We found, for instance, a childs toy spear, which,though elaborately tipped with ivory, had its woodenhandle pieced out of four separate bits, all carefullypatched and bound Avith skin. No piece was morethan six inches in lenofth or half an inch in thickness. FLAGSTAFF POINT. 53 We found other traces of Esquimaux, both on Lit-tleton IsUind and in Shoal-Water Cove, near it. Theyconsisted of huts, graves, places of deposit for meat,and rocks arranged as foxtraps. These were evidentlyvery ancient; but they were so well preserved, that itwas impossible to say how long they had been aban-doned, whether for fifty or a hundred years before. Our stores deposited, it was our next office to erecta beacon and intrust to it our tidings. We chose forthis purpose the Western Cape of Littleton Island.as more conspicuous than Cape Hatherton; built ourcairn; wedged a staff into the crevices of the rocks;and, spreading the American flag, hailed its folds wit
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