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Record #167115:

Qillaq and the great Baffin Island-Greenland migrations of 1852-1862 / Ted Heckathorn.

Title: Qillaq and the great Baffin Island-Greenland migrations of 1852-1862 / Ted Heckathorn.
Author(s): Heckathorn, Ted.
Date: 2003.
In: Polar Priorities. (2003.), Vol. 23 (2003)
Abstract: Qillaq was leader who probably came to Pond Inlet from Cumberland Sound region. Reason for migration was possibly news of Polar Eskimos on Greenland, possibly to avoid revenge for a killing, or both. 18 completed journey. Some married locally. After various quarrels and conflicts between shamans, some returned to Baffin Island. Qillaq's great-grandson Itukusuk became important guide to expeditions, including Cook's. Freuchen's wife Navarana was granddaughter of great bear hunter in group - one-eyed Merqusaq.
Notes:

Polar Priorities. Vol. 23 :41-47 (2003).

Keywords: 91(08) -- Expeditions: 1853 Qillaq.
W -- Expeditions and exploration.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*38) -- Greenland.
(*462) -- Baffin Island.
SPRI record no.: 167115

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