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140th Anniversary of Abraham Ulrikab’s Death

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The week of January 10 to 16, 2021, marks the 140th anniversary of the death, in Paris, of five Labrador Inuit including Abraham Ulrikab.

For those unfamiliar with Abraham’s story, he was one of a group of eight who were recruited in Labrador in August 1880 to be exhibited […]

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 […]