Biography

Hannah (Tookoolito) was born c. 1838 at Cape Searle off the coast of Baffin Island, Canada. Joe (Ebierbing or Ipiirvik) was born c. 1836 in Qimmiqsut off the coast of Cumberland Sound. They were married according to Inuit custom before 1853 and visited England from 1853 to 1855. They joined Charles Francis Hall on his first Arctic expedition in Frobisher Bay (1860-1862) and accompanied him on two other Arctic expeditions, to northwestern Hudson Bay (1864-1865) and northern Greenland (1871-1873). Their two children died in infancy and a third, Panik (Punna, Sylvia Grinnell), died at the age of nine. Hannah (Tookoolito) died on December 31, 1876. Joe Ebierbing died in the Arctic after 1880.

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See also Eenoolooapik; Hall, Charles F.; Penny, William

Further Reading

Barron, William, Old Whaling Days, Hull [England]: William

Andrews and Co., Hull Press, 1895 Blake, E. Vale (editor), Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. Gorge E. Tyson's Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Survivors, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1874 Cull, Richard, "A description of three Esquimaux from Kinnooksook, Hogarth Sound, Cumberland Strait," Ethnological Society of London Journal, 4 (1856): 215-225 Davis, C.H. (editor), Narrative of the North Polar Expedition. US Ship Polaris, Captain Charles Francis Hall Commanding, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876 Hall, Charles Francis, Arctic Researches and Life Among the

Esquimaux, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1866 Harper, Kenn, "History on a headstone," Above and Beyond,

1(3) 1989: 53-62 Holland, Clive A., "William Penny, 1809-92: Arctic whaling master," The Polar Record, 15(94) (1970): 25-43

Klutschak, Heinrich & William Barr (editor and translator), Overland to Starvation Cove. With the Inuit in Search of Franklin 1878-1880, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987

Loomis, Chauncey C., Weird and Tragic Shores, The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971

MacGahan, J.A., Under the Northern Lights: The Cruise of the Pandora, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1876

Nourse, J.E. (editor), Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879

Ross, W. Gillies, This Distant and Unsurveyed Country: A Woman's Winter at Baffin Island, 1857-1858, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997

Schwatka, Lieutenant Frederick & Edouard A. Stackpole (editors), The Long Arctic Search. The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, USA, 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition, Mystic, Connecticut: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1965

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