This remarkable story tells us about the journey a woman and her husband took deep into the Arctic in 1938. Through the intimate and revealing journals she kept, we hear how Tahoe Washburn and her husband travelled by dog team, fished and hunted for food and met the people who live on this freezing land. Under Polaris is a heartwarming tale of learning to understand the rituals and history behind Inuit life.
"A wonderful, concise account of a woman learning to cope with the difficulties of Arctic life at the precise moment when the old Arctic of dog teams and isolation was about to change forever because of the outbreak of World War II." John Bockstoce, author of Whales, Ice, and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic. "Washburn's descriptions are especially insightful because she was an eager participant in all of the activities of Inuit daily life, and determined to learn how to do the many tasks relegated to women." Dorothy Jean Ray, author of The Legacy of Arctic Art.