To the Arctic by canoe, 181.1821: the journal and paintings of Robert Hood, midshipman with Franklin /
edited by C. Stuart Houston.-
Reprinted with corrections 1975.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press 1975.
xxxv, 217 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps.
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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press 1975.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
C. Stuart Houston is Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan.
Main Description
To the Arctic by Canoe records the experiences of a remarkable young adventurer, Robert Hood, during the first overland Arctic expedition led by Sir John Franklin. Franklin's expedition was the first to travel the northern coast of North America's Arctic; in two birch-bark canoes the party surveyed no less than 675 miles of Arctic coastline.
Main Description
When supplies ran out, the return trek across the Barrens became one of the most tragic incidents in the history of Arctic exploration. Robert Hood was one of those who perished on this trip. Weakened by starvation, he was shot through the head by a member of the party turned cannibal. A highly sensitive and educated man with a painter's eye for detail, Hood was an astute observer of the political and social ways of the North. The journal reveals his awareness, unusual in his time, of the adverse effects on Native peoples and their environment of the coming of the Europeans. Hood's paintings capture the beauty as well as the harshness of the North. His bird paintings in particular are of special artistic and historical interest.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Mapsp. ix
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Previous Use of Portions of Hood's Journalp. xxi
Introductionp. xxiii
Narrative of the Proceedings of an Expedition on Discovery in North America
Gravesend to York Factoryp. 5
York Factory to Cumberland Housep. 21
Cumberland House and Pasquia Hillsp. 43
Account of the Cree Indiansp. 71
The Buffalo, Climate, Aurora Borealis, Magnetic Phenomenap. 91
Cumberland House to Fort Chipewyanp. 105
Fort Chipewyan to Fort Enterprizep. 123
Fort Enterprize to Point Lakep. 145
The Death of Hoodp. 157
Hood's Paintings: Commentaryp. 167
The Men of the Expeditionp. 189
Selected Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 209
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