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18 [[end page]] [[start page]] 20 Feb 1860 - in Sterry's Shop Wm. R. Sterry, Groton, Ct. 5 miles from New London, Ct. 45 years of age 13 Mar 1860 - Been on 4 voyages to the Arctic Regions - Spent three Winters in Northumberland Inlet How long [[strikethrough]] a time [[/strikethrough]] did you (Sterry) at any one time remain with the Esquimaux? Ans - Two months in the spring of 1855. - 30 miles from the vessel - ^[[with]] three families consisting of about 20 individuals - three to 4 huts. Esquimaux are great travellers - think nothing of travelling with their dogs & sledges 300 & 400 miles. Capt. Quayles travelled by means of dogs 60 miles in 12 hours. Capt. Buddington went up to a point 60 miles 1 Day & back the next. Sterry can talk Esquimaux. Aug first 1855 went deer hunting with the Esquimaux living with them - adopting their habits - sleeping with them &c. &c. Oguke ^[[(Ooggovy)]] the name of the Large Seal [[underlined]] Phoca Barbata [[/underlined]] - by this term Oguke Mr. Sterry designated the skin ^[[things]] wh I got of him. Of this the natives make soles for boots & shoes. The sledge used by Sterry & the natives in making their journey to the hunting was 12 feet long 9 inches high & the runners made of planks 4 inches thick 19
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