Lobsticks and Stone Cairns

In Lobsticks and Stone Cairns, over one hundred Arctic stories are told about adventurers, military officers, authors, guides, cultural heroes, police, traders, and even the occasional charlatan. While some of the biographies in the book are of people still active in the North, others tell stories from as far back as the sixteenth century. The subjects of the sketches are Inuit, European, American, Indian, and Canadian men and women. The exploits discussed in this generously illustrated book bring northern history and geography to life. Each profile is accompanied by a short bibliography.

Lobsticks are trees that are used as markers. Above the tree-line, stone cairns are used in their place. It is hoped that these biographies of "human" landmarks will help you find your way around in the North and bring the Arctic just a little closer to home.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Lobsticks and Stone Cairns 1
Table of Contents 6
Foreword 10
Acknowledgements 11
Introduction 12
UNIT 1 18
John Ross 19
Edward Sabine 21
William Edward Parry 24
James Clark Ross 26
Joseph-Elzéar Bernier 28
Vilhjalmur Stefansson 31
Henry Larsen 34
UNIT 2 38
Jens Munk 39
Thomas James 42
Christopher Middleton 44
Moses Norton 47
George Weetaltuk 49
Robert Flaherty 51
UNIT 3 56
Jane Franklin 57
Francis Crozier 60
Edward Belcher 62
Charles Francis Hall 64
Ebierbing 67
Frederick Schwatka 70
UNIT 4 74
Henry Kellett 75
Robert J.L. McClure 78
Johann August Miertsching 80
Francis Leopold McClintock 82
Samuel Gurney Cresswell 86
William Robert Hobson 89
UNIT 5 94
John Richardson 95
Thomas Simpson 97
Charles Codrington Forsyth 99
John Rae 102
Diamond Jenness 105
Ikey Angotisiak Bolt 107
UNIT 6 110
Thanadelther 111
Matonabbee 114
Samuel Hearne 117
George Back 120
Richard King 123
Joseph Burr Tyrrell 127
Ernest Thompson Seton 130
John Hornby 132
UNIT 7 136
David Thompson 137
Alexander Kennedy Isbister 140
R.M. Ballantyne 142
Ernest C. Oberholtzer 145
Prentice G. Downes 149
UNIT 8 154
John Franklin 155
Akaitcho 158
Pierre St. Germain 161
Robert Hood 164
James Anderson 166
Emile Petitot 168
Charles Jesse Jones 170
Guy Blanchet 172
UNIT 9 176
Alexander Mackenzie 177
George Simpson 179
Warburton Pike 181
George Mellis Douglas 184
Charles Camsell 187
Albert Faille 189
Frank Conibear 191
UNIT 10 196
John Bell 197
Robert Campbell 200
James Green Stewart 202
F.J. Fitzgerald 205
W.J.D. Dempster 207
Catharine McClellan 210
UNIT 11 214
Vitus Bering 215
Frederick William Beechey 218
W.J.S. Pullen 221
UNIT 12 224
William Penny 225
Eenoolooapik 228
George Strong Nares 230
Otto Sverdrup 232
Per Schei 235
A.H. Joy 238
H.W. Stallworthy 241
UNIT 13 246
Elisha Kent Kane 247
A.W. Greely 249
Robert Edwin Peary 252
Frederick A. Cook 255
Matthew Henson 258
Donald B. MacMillan 261
Robert Bartlett 264
UNIT 14 268
Merqusâq 269
Franz Boas 272
George Comer 275
William Duval 278
Henry Toke Munn 280
Hector Pitchforth 282
Lazaroosie Kyak 284
UNIT 15 288
John McLean 289
William Brooks Cabot 291
A.P. Low 295
Leonidas Hubbard, Jr 298
Mina Benson Hubbard 301
George Elson 304
UNIT 16 310
Martin Frobisher 311
John Davis 313
William Scoresby, Sr. 316
William Scoresby, Jr. 318
Edward Augustus Inglefield 321
Index 324
A 324
B 325
C 326
D 327
E 328
F 329
G 329
H 330
I 331
J 331
K 331
L 332
M 333
N 334
O 335
P 335
Q 336
R 336
S 337
T 338
U 339
V 339
W 339
X 340
Y 340
Z 340