Polar Pathways: Robert E. Peary's Arctic Expeditions

1898- Etah: Walrus Hunting


A crewman hoists a walrus onboard

“The work of hunting walrus and assembling my party of natives was commenced at once, the Windward soon joined us, after which the hunting was prosecuted by both ships until the final rendezvous at Etah, whence both ships steamed out on Saturday, August 13th, the Windward to continue northward, the Hope bound for home.” - Robert E. Peary in Nearest the Pole, published in 1907

"Man with dead walrus on hoist, shipboard" Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Collections

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