Inuit 1883

 

In 1883–1884, the German explorer Franz Boas sailed up Hudson Strait and traveled in the Baffin Island region.

Here he met the local Native Inuit people. Boas asked them to teach him their place names and draw a map of the coastline where they hunted and lived.

The Inuit traveled the land by foot and on dogsled. They had never seen a map of their region, but they drew the map based on their observations living on the land.