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Inuit stories offered clues to fate of Franklin's crew

Of all the clues in the search for the lost ships of the Franklin expedition none has perhaps been so enticing, or as helpful, as the stories — oral history preserved by the Inuit of chance encounters, apparently with survivors of the ill-fated vessels. 711 more words

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Save (most of) the whales: Greenpeace now supports Inuit hunting, but Native groups still wary

On Aug. 3, six boats carrying hunters from Clyde River, Nunavut, converged on a pregnant bowhead whale and, in a dramatic 90-minute struggle that saw explosions, a flurry of harpoon thrusts and the loss of one of the boats, the 60-foot-long animal was brought to heel. 1,242 more words

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