Thursday, March 29, 2018

death of an oral historian

Louie Kamookak
Kamookak compared Inuit stories with explorers’ logbooks and journals to develop a working theory of where the ships might be.
He shared these thoughts with Canadian archaeologists, and was eventually vindicated in a spectacular fashion when, using his directions, divers located the HMS Erebus in 2014, and two years later, the Terror.
The 'nobodies' and the scientists ... there is something satisfying in all this.

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