STK-ID 19640

[Title: Frontiers of the North, Part 2: Policing the Arctic; Remark: this Arctic expedition left Quebec City on 18/07/1922 on the ship CGS Arctic and arrived at Ellesmere Isle on 21/08/1922.] Shot of Royal Mounted Canadian Police constable on horseback. Shot of group of RCMP constables lined up on deck of ship at Quebec City, of inspector in charge of expedition, CE Wilcox. Shot of polar bear in water, bullets hitting water around him. Shots of bear being hauled ashore, everybody on board snapping cameras to record the event. PAN of Wilcox Glacier on Ellesmere. Shots of seal (known to Inuits as "oogiook"), of bullets spraying around seal, of man dragging seal over the ice. LS of CGS Arctic in icebound Craig Harbour, men going ashore to establish RCMP outpost. Shot of group including Inspector CE Wilcox, Captain JE Bernier of CGS Arctic and Navigator JD Craig. Shots of men carrying lumber off whaleboats, of bags of coal being unloaded. CU of Inuit guide Kakto who also acted as interpreter. Shot of Kakto's wife and children. Shot of Kakto's skin tent and blubber boiling in pot. LS of police post under construction. CS of Kakto's wife skinning animals which expedition members have shot. Shot of skins stacked out to dry. CS of bronze plaque in rock marking first survey post on Ellesmere Island. Shot of Inuit child holding up bill sign re "caribou are valueable to Eskimo". CU of same note written in Inuit symbols. Shots of partly built outpost. BOATING SHOTs past ice in bay. [End title; titles interspersed]


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Craig Harbour, Quebec City
National Film Board
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