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Le Groenland au Jardin d’acclimatation, Paris, 1877 / Greenland at the Jardin d’acclimatation, Paris, 1877

Récemment, lors d’une recherche sur le site de Gallica de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, mon attention a été attirée par une série d’illustrations publiées le 24 novembre 1877 dans Le journal Amusant. Le dessinateur, Gilbert Randon (1814-1884), avait dépeint les six Inuits recrutés par Johan Adrian Jacobsen à Jakobshavn, maintenant Ilulissat, et présentés […]

Tragedy in the Zoo: Abraham Ulrikab featured in Canada’s History magazine

Hello everyone,

As you probably know, we’re just five days away from the television premiere of the documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo on CBC.

I was really thrilled when the editor of Canada’s History magazine confirmed that their February-March 2016 issue would contain the 7-page feature article Tragedy in the Zoo followed by a […]

A Pinterest page dedicated to Abraham Ulrikab’s story

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Hello!

For the last two weeks, I’ve been having fun discovering Pinterest and its image collection world. I started by tagging recipes for the slow cooker, but soon an idea popped up that was a lot more exciting and challenging: What if I was to try to visually document Abraham […]

Five Inuit in a zoo: A 10-page article in French magazine “Géo Histoire” about the Labrador Inuit

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Hello,

You would have told me that, one day, I would see my name in the French magazine Géo (I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that it’s the equivalent of National Geographic for the French-speaking world), and I would have had a hard time believing it. But life […]

New book reveals the discovery of the remains of seven Labrador Inuit who died in Europe in 1881: In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab

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Hello all! Happy Inuit Day!

Today, November 7th, being Inuit Day, could we have found a better occasion to officially announce the publication of the book In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab which reveals the results of a four-year investigation into the fate of the remains of a group of […]