Photography George W. Wyckoff, Jr. Return Home
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By the time of Wyckoff’s expedition in 1972, modern forms of transportation had pushed their way into the Far North. For those who could afford them, snowmobiles began to replace dog teams for pulling sleds. This development, in George W. Wyckoff, Jr.’s opinion, was practically an insult to the historic relationship between the natives and their dogs:

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"This is a land of fearsome beauty, so remote and forbidding that only the resourceful Eskimos have been able to survive in its grasps for extended periods of time.

"When we arrived at Clyde the whole village came out to greet us, and I was chagrined to discover Skidoos (a type of snowmobile) all over the place . . . we loaded our equipment on a Skidoo-drawn dogsled . . ."

Photo: Various forms of modern transport await the 1972 expedition.

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