Item MS-2-130, Box 16, Folder 9, Item 10 - Photograph of Oshoweetuk of Baffin Island

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Photograph of Oshoweetuk of Baffin Island

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MS-2-130, Box 16, Folder 9, Item 10

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  • [1960] (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm

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Accession 2015-009

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Item is a photograph of a man named Oshoweetuk wearing a cap and a coat with a fur hood.

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Barbara Hinds writes about Oshoweetuk in her manuscript "Collision in the Arctic," but spells the name Oshowetuk. See MS-2-130, Box 16, Folder 1, Item 1.

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A note on the back of the photograph says "Oshoweektuk / of / Baffin Island / Seal hunter, / sculptor, philosopher / Oshaweetuk was ill / the day this was taken"

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