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Ten Months among the Tents of the Tuski
With Incidents of an Arctic Boat Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, As Far As the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070836

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  • In the middle of the nineteenth century, British Arctic exploration became defined by the search for the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin, who had in fact perished in desperate circumstances in 1847. As a newly qualified naval officer, William Hulme Hooper (1827–54) took part in one of the many expeditions which sought to find Franklin. Embarking in 1848, the crew of HMS Plover spent three winters in the Arctic, with tragic consequences for Hooper's health. On his return, perhaps realising time was short, he wrote this illustrated account of his travels, and saw it published the year before he died at the age of only twenty-seven. The work is of particular interest because of its detailed descriptions of the Bering Sea region, Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. Especially noteworthy are the observations on the way of life of the indigenous Chukchi people, whom Hooper called 'Tuski'.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070836
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 5 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Part I:
    1. Long absence of the Erebus and Terror
    2. Notices of visits to Tchutski
    3. Tuski not Tchutski
    4. Kaygwan
    5. Welcome little stranger
    6. Friends
    7. Mooldooyah's hospitality
    8. Journey towards East Cape
    9. Woman's care
    10. Way to manage natives
    11. Vexatious detention
    12. A Tuski feast
    13. Matricide, a deed of horror
    Part II:
    14. Arrive in Kotzebue Sound
    15. Take to whale-boats and oomiak
    16. Lion reef
    17. Horrible Esquimaux attack
    18. Gastronomy
    19. Christmas festivities
    20. Leave Fort Simpson
    21. Return voyage
    22. New Year's Day festival
    23. Running a rapid.

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