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[[boxed]] 1861 June Mon 3d [[/boxed]] 11 & Se-ko - Se-lah & that he (Koo-ook-jun) & any other Innuits went out to the ships in Ki-se & oo-mi-ene & went on board the two ships. Here again is important oral history ^[[among the Innuits]] going back forty years. The twp ships can be no other than Sir Edward Parry's of the Expedition ^[[from Eng.]] sailing up Husdon's Strait in 1821. Turning to Parry Works (Narration of said voyage) under date July 31 1821 he says "In the afternoon, Capt. Lyon discovered & made the signal for an Esquimaux [[underlined]] OOMick [[/underlined]] (was then in Lat 64[[degree symbol]] - 01' - 30" N Long. 75[[degree symbol]] - 48' - 50" W) coming off ^[[from]] ^[[the]] shore under sail, accompanied by 8 canoes. We [[?]]ed to meet them, & lay to for [[strikethrough]] a [[/strikethrough]] half an hour, for the purpose of adding to our stock of oil. In this boat were 16 persons of wh. number two only were men, an old & a young one & the rest women & children. In the ^[[beautiful]] dress & implements of these people we saw nothing different from those of the Esquimaux last described [those of lower & upper Savage Islands]] but they were better behaved than the others with whom our ships [meaning Hudson Bay Company ships] have had more frequent intercourse!! Under date Aug 1st 1821 Parry continues: "We continued on the [[strikethrough]] [?]] [[/strikethrough]] Aug, to beat to the [[westward?]] between Nottingham Island & the North shore ^[[ [King's Cape] ]] the distance between which is about 4 leagues & the latter fringed with numerous islands. In the [[strikethrough]] afternoon [[/strikethrough]] course of the morning, several canoes & one [[underlined]] oomick [[/underlined]] came off from the mainland containing about 20 persons more than half of whom [[end page]] [[start page]] [[boxed]] 1861 June 3 Mond [[/boxed]] (12 were women & children. They brought a little oil, some skin dresses & tusks of Walrus which they were desirous of exchanging for any trifle we chose to give them." What a complete correspondence between this matter ^[[of written history]] of the passage of Parry's 2 ships - the visitation by the Innuits & that of the oral history ^[[of the same]] communicated this day by Ook-gook-al-lo to me. He says that he has seen ships pass along - both up & down - & has often visited them, but this was when he visited along the North [[strikethrough]] shor [[/strikethrough]] shore of Hudson's Strait between North Bay (Ki-uk-tuk-ju-a) & Resolution Island (Too-ja-too-ark) In a Bay* N.W. of Ki-uk-tuk-ju-a Called by the Innuits *Kei-muk-ju-a are Am-a-su-an-lo Og-bin (a great many Whales.) This corresponds to the account ^[[(as to location & numbers of whales)]] as given me by Koo- choo-am-choo ("Sampson") whose native place is Se-ko-se-lah. This Bay where whales are so numerous is within the space of the blank of Parry's chart already alluded to. This information must be communicated
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