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Other Fruitless Expeditions

Type: Document

Martin Frobisher led unsuccessful English expeditions to find the Northwest Passage. There were conflicts with the Inuit. Other English mariners also voyaged to the region around Labrador.

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Inuit hunter in a kayak as seen during Frobisher’s expedition

Type: Image

Made during the late 1570s, George Beste's illustrations and descriptions of the Inuit provide a humane and perceptive view of this arctic culture.

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Conflict Amongst the Basques

Type: Document

There was sometimes fighting between the northern (French) Basques and the southern (Spanish) Basques. As well, war between France and Spain also affected the armed fishing fleets. The Inuit ashore were also hostile to the fishermen.

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