Mikak returns to Labrador from Europe

May 31, 2017

Mikak and Tukauk

© The Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany


Mikak was one of the first Inuit to be recognized as a distinct individual. Taken from Labrador to London in 1768, she was feted by English society while she attempted to improve the relationship between her people and European traders and missionaries. At a time when most First Nation people who went to Europe fell ill with unfamiliar diseases, Mikak was one of the first to return to Canada in good health.

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