Biography

Eenoolooapik was born around 1820 at Qimmiqsut, Baffin Island. His mother was Nootaapik; his father's name is unrecorded. His family relocated to Durban Island in his youth. He visited Scotland in 1839 and assisted the whaler William Penny in rediscovering Cumberland Sound in 1840. He married Amitak in 1840. A son, Angalook, was born before 1844. Eenoolooapik died of consumption in the summer of 1847 at Qimmiqsut.

Kenn Harper

See also Ebierbing, Hannah (Tookoolito) and Joe; Indigenous Knowledge; Penny, William

Further Reading

Harper, Kenn, "Inulluapik, Inuk explorer." Above and Beyond,

2(4) (fall 1990): 25—43 Holland, Clive A., "William Penny, 1809—92: Arctic whaling master." The Polar Record, 15(94) (1970): 25—43 M'Donald, Alexander, A Narrative of Some Passages in the History of Eenoolooapik, a Young Esquimaux, Who was Brought to Britain in 1839 in the Ship "Neptune" of Aberdeen, Edinburgh: Fraser and J. Hogg, 1841 Ross, W. Gillies, Arctic Whalers, Icy Seas Toronto: Irwin

Publishing, 1985 Ross, W. Gillies. This Distant and Unsurveyed Country: A Woman's Winter at Baffin Island, 1857-58, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997

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