Taissumani

The promised land

On Sept. 19, 1924, the ice lay close to shore and the Teddy Bear, a trading vessel, was forced to wait off East Cape, near the Yupik village of Naukan, which Knud Rasmussen called by its Yupik name of Nuvuqaq. The engine broke down and Capt. Joseph Bernard went ashore. Rasmussen did not accompany him,...

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