To the Arctic by canoe, 1819-1821: the journal and paintings of Robert Hood, midshipman with Franklin
To the Arctic by Canoe records the experiences of a remarkable young adventurer, Robert Hood, during the first overland Arctic expedition led by Sir John Franklin. Franklin's expedition was the first to travel the northern coast of North America's Arctic; in two birch-bark canoes the party surveyed no less than 675 miles of Arctic coastline.
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animal Arctic arrived Athabasca Athapescow August Aurora banks Beaver Belanger Birch bird boat buffalo Canada Canadians canoes carried channel Chipewyan Clearwater River Copper Indians Coppermine River Cree name crossed Cumberland House distance duck eight embarked encamped Enterprize Eskimos Esquimaux Faries feet fish Franklin expedition fur trade gave its Cree George Back Gros Pied Hayes River Hearne Hepburn hills Hood gave Hood's Hudson's Bay Company hunters Ile-a-la-Crosse Island John journal journey Lacombe land latitude longitude magnetic Marten Lake meat miles in length Moose Deer mosquitoes mouth North West Company northern northward observations October painting party pine poles portage Providence rapid reached reindeer Richardson gave Robert Hood rocks rocky Samuel Hearne Saskashawan Saskatchewan September ships shore side Slave Lake Slave River snow species specimen surface temperature tent tion trees voyageurs Wentzel wind winter wood York Factory