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Image number: RS.9316
Credit: © The Royal Society
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Green Stockings mending a snow shoe

Date

1823

Creator

Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857, British), Engraver

After

Robert Hood (1796-1821, Canadian), Draftsman

Object type

Library reference

39901

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 115mm
width (print): 145mm

Subject

Description

During the winter of 1820-1821, at their camp Fort Enterprise, Lieutenant George Back and Lieutenant Robert Hood of the expedition party competed over the affections of the Copper Indian Green Stockings, who was "considered by her tribe to be a great beauty".

John Franklin's expedition of 1819-22 travelled via the Coppermine River to map the Canadian Arctic coast, as part of efforts to find the fabled North-West Passage. Illustration from Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, by John Franklin (London, 1823).

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