Group of Arctic Highlanders

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Group of Arctic Highlanders
Lantern slide made of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson
Museum number 1972-351-116

This lantern slide shows a group of Inuit on the deck of a whaling ship. These people are from the Inughuit tribe of Arctic Greenland. They were termed the Arctic Highlanders in 1818 by Sir John Ross, the Scottish explorer who was the first known European to have close contact with them. They are believed to be the most northern people in the world. In this slide four of them stand on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship and look toward the camera. Three of them are standing and one squatting. They are all wearing the traditional fur clothing of the area.

Group of Arctic Highlanders
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