Stories of Arctic colonization

  title={Stories of Arctic colonization},
  author={Robert W. Park},
  pages={1004 - 1005}
  • R. Park
  • Published 29 August 2014
  • History
  • Science
Genetic data elucidate the population history of the North American Arctic [Also see Research Article by Raghavan et al.] In the winter of 1902 to 1903, the last original inhabitants of two islands at the north end of Canada's Hudson Bay perished from a disease introduced by whalers. Called Sadlermiut by the Aivilingmiut Inuit who occupied the adjacent mainland coast, they appear to have actively avoided interaction with any people outside their own society. According to the Aivilingmiut, the… 

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