To the Arctic by Canoe 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin by Stuart HoustonTo the Arctic by Canoe 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin by Stuart Houston

To the Arctic by Canoe 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin

byStuart Houston

Paperback | October 26, 1994

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When supplies ran out, the return trek across the Barrens became one of the most tragic incidents in the history of Arctic exploration. Robert Hood was one of those who perished on this trip. Weakened by starvation, he was shot through the head by a member of the party turned cannibal. A highly sensitive and educated man with a painter's eye for detail, Hood was an astute observer of the political and social ways of the North. The journal reveals his awareness, unusual in his time, of the adverse effects on Native peoples and their environment of the coming of the Europeans. Hood's paintings capture the beauty as well as the harshness of the North. His bird paintings in particular are of special artistic and historical interest.
Title:To the Arctic by Canoe 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with FranklinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 1994Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press

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ISBN - 10:0773512225

ISBN - 13:9780773512221

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Robert Hood was but a young man when he joined Sir John Franklin on the first overland Arctic expedition in 1819. As part of the crew of two birch-bark canoes, he helped survey more than 675 miles of coastline. But he never returned. Supplies ran out, and the historic expedition turned tragic. Hood, weakened by starvation, was shot by a member of the party turned cannibal.To The Arctic By Canoe not only records the journey, but reveals an unusual awareness of the adverse effects of European settlement on native peoples and their environment.