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Herschel Island Qikiqtaryuk: A Natural and Cultural History of Yukon's Arctic Island

By: Christopher R Burn (Author)

242 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

University of Calgary Press

Paperback | Jul 2012 | #200971 | ISBN-13: 9780988000919
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Hardback | Jul 2012 | #199868 | ISBN-13: 9780988000902
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About this book

Herschel Island is a remarkable place. For hundreds of years, it sustained aboriginal people who lived off the sea, and its shelter provided a base for the western Artic whaling fleet in the 1890s. It was namen by Joht Franklin during a voyage to establish sovereignty over arctic North America, and it was the location of the first police detachment in the Canadian Artic. Herschel Island was a logistical centre during the offshore oil boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, but it is now designated as a territorial park, a reserve established as a result of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. As a wilderness park, it is a semi-contained ecosystem and presents land, ocean, and coastal environments.


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