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Craig Harbour, N.W.T. [Nunavut]
Place of creation
Credit: William H. Grant / Library and Archives Canada / e002282903
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Title of the photograph in square brackets is based on information provided by Project Naming. This project brings Youth and Elders in Nunavut to work together to identify and record the names of people in photographs held at Library and Archives Canada.
Qaktu was recruited as a Special Constable by the R.C.M.P. He and his family were moved to Craig Harbour on Ellesmere Island after an R.C.M.P. detachment was established for sovereignty purposes in 1922. The ship that was supposed to return the following summer never arrived. The following winter the family returned to Pond Inlet on north Baffin Island. Qaktu, Oolayoo and Oopikjuya Allooloo made it back safely, but the two boys in this photo did not survive the trip.
Signatures and inscriptions
"ARCTIC EXPEDITION" - (C.G.S.) - ARCTIC.
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