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The Ones We Met – Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition

In Education, Indigenous


Watercolour illustrations by Heather Campbell, an Inuit artist from Nunatsiavut (Labrador)


This exhibition explores the importance of Qaujimajatuqangit — Inuit traditional knowledge — which made it possible to determine the fate of the Franklin Expedition, which had set out in 1845 to complete a Northwest Passage. These oral histories, combined with modern archaeological research, proved instrumental in the eventual location of the wrecks of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.


An exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History, in collaboration with the Inuit Heritage Trust.


Oct 20 - Mar 27, 2022


Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt, Karmelitergasse 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main


English, French

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