[Inuit, Southampton Island, Hudson Bay, N.W.T.]. Original title: Natives, Southampton Island, Hudson Bay, N.W.T.

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    August, 1926.
    Box number: 3537
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  • Date(s):
    August, 1926.
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    Southampton Island (also known as Shugliaq) (Nunavut):
    Place of creation:
    1 photograph : b&w.
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    Scope and content:
    Shoofly (left) was John Ell's mother. John Ell's daughter is Ookpik Patterk, who now lives in Rankin Inlet. Shoofly was the adoptive mother of Joe Curley Qayayuak and Pameolik.
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    General Note:
    (Arctic Explorations - L.T. Burwash - 1926)
    Described by the RECON project.
    Title of the photograph in square brackets is based on information provided by Project Naming. This project brings Youth and Elders in Nunavut to work together to identify and record the names of people in photographs held at Library and Archives Canada.
    Historically, all Inuit women received tattoos as a rite of passage. They were most often on the face and hands but could also be on the arms, legs, and/or chest. During the early 1900's camera's were becoming more accessible and more people were travelling more to the arctic. These visitors often photographed Inuit women and subsequently, their tattoos. Sometimes the photographers traced already existing tattoos or painted the women's faces with designs of other regions. Sometimes it appears they tried to cover the tattoos with make-up (rouge) or erase them during the printing process in the darkroom. As a result, the tattoo designs shown here may not be representative of the woman or her region.
    Source of title:
    Title assigned by Library and Archives Canada.
    Attributions and conjectures:
    The woman has also been identified as Paniruluk and the man as Siatiaq.
    Availability of other formats note:
    Copy negative available: PA-099585
    Related material:
    For other images of Nivisanaaq (also called "Shoofly"), see Geological Survey of Canada collection at Library and Archives Canada. Also, Geraldine and Douglas Moodie fonds at the Glenbow Museum; and George Comer collection at the Mystic Seaport Museum.
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    1973-357 NPC
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    Credit: Lachlan T. Burwash / Library and Archives Canada / a099585-v6
    Restrictions on use: Nil
    Copyright: Expired

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