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Worlds Collide

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05 June 2014

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Herschel Island is a small, unassuming parcel of land just off the Yukon coast. It lies silently on the margins of geography, entrapped in the footnotes of history, a forgotten place frozen in time. And yet, just over a century ago, Herschel was a frontier boom-town, labelled “The Sodom of the Arctic”. It was a place inhabited by transitory American whalers, the Inuit who came to live and work among them, the missionaries who tried to save their souls, and the police who tried to maintain order in a culture-clashing, no-holds-barred environment. It was a place of contact and conflict where worlds collided and lives were changed forever.

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46m 51s

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history, Inuit, Inuvialuit, NWT, Whaling

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      Worlds Collide

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      Herschel Island is a small, unassuming parcel of land just off the Yukon coast. It lies silently on the margins of geography, entrapped in the footnotes of history, a forgotten place frozen in time. And yet, just over a century ago, Herschel was a frontier boom-town, labelled “The Sodom of the Arctic”.… Read more

      uploaded date: 05-06-2014