This virtual exhibition is a collaborative project
of the following partners:
These partners are the rights holders in the content of
the virtual exhibition.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization gratefully acknowledges
the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage
in the creation of this on-line presentation for the
Virtual Museum of Canada.
Research and writing:
David Gray, Grayhound Information Services
An Arctic biologist and historian, David Gray has studied birds
and mammals in Canada's High Arctic since 1968. As a research scientist with the
Canadian Museum of Nature, he researched the behaviour of muskoxen, Arctic hare,
Arctic wolves, and red-throated loons. As an independent researcher since 1994,
he has prepared reports on Peary caribou, wolves, three northern national parks,
and the history of Arctic exploration. He has written three books: The Muskoxen
of Polar Bear Pass, Alert: Beyond the Inuit Lands, and The Implements of
Golf: a Canadian Perspective. David is a Research Associate at both the Canadian
Museum of Nature and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and was elected a Fellow
of the Arctic Institute of North America in 1991. In the fall of 2002, in the
course of preparing this virtual exhibition, David travelled to five Western Arctic
communities to visit sites related to the Canadian Arctic Expedition and to interview
Elders and descendants of members of the CAE.
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Maps showing the annual expedition routes:
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We would like to acknowledge the great contributions to this
virtual exhibition made by the people of the northern communities
who shared their knowledge of history, places, and people. We
especially wish to thank the following:
Inuvik: Lucy (Lopes) Adams, Rosie (Stefansson) Albert,
John Banksland, Frank Carpenter, Nellie Cournoyea,
Gayle (Ovayuak) Gruben, and Nadia Lennie.
Sachs Harbour: Peter and Shirley (Stefansson) Esau,
Beverly (Pannigavlok) Esau, Edith Haogak, Sarah Kuptana,
Geddes and Lena Wolki, and the students of Inualthuyak School.
Paulatuk: Edward and Mabel Ruben and the students of
Holman: Elizabeth Banksland, Pat and Jean Ekpakohak,
Annie Inuktalik, William and Jean Kagyut, Patsy Klengenberg,
Helen and Joseph Kitekadlak, Sam and Reaney Oliktoak, Morris Niriyak,
Jimmy Memogana, and the students of Helen Kalvik School.
Kugluktuk: Colin Adjun, Aimie Ahegona, Donald Ayalik,
David Bernhardt, Walter Bolt, Sandy Buchan, Joe Allen Evyagotailak,
Nellie Hikuk, June Klengenberg, John Kohoktak, Peter Kumingoak,
Allen Niptanatiak, Jimmy Miyok, Peter Taptuna,
The Brighter Futures Centre, and the students of Kugluktuk High School.
Jette Ashley of Ottawa generously shared her enthusiasm and knowledge
of the Storkersen and Klengenberg families.
Stuart Jenness, son of Diamond Jenness, has given greatly to this
project through his long-term involvement with the history of the
Canadian Arctic Expedition. He has generously shared the considerable
work he has done on his father's diaries, George Wilkins' diaries, and
the photographic records of the Expedition. We especially acknowledge his
encouragement of David Gray's interest in the CAE and his support of
this project to make the story of the CAE more accessible to the people
of Canada and particularly the people of the north.
Sally Gray helped considerably in editing the text and in extracting
information from the Expedition diaries.