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The Story Of The Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913 - 1918
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This virtual exhibition is a collaborative project of the following partners:

Canadian Museum of History

Canadian Museum of Nature

Geological Survey of Canada
Parks Canada
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.

French translation:
Aubut & Associates

David Gray
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Canadian Museum of Nature
National Archives of Canada

3-D models:
Paul Bloskie © 2003 Canadian Museum of Nature

Maps showing the annual expedition routes:
Signy Fridriksson

Web and Flash development:

Audiovisual production:

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 Angik School.
    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.