“First Communication with the Natives”

John Sacheuse. From A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage, by John Ross. 1819.

Image of First Communication with the Natives

An encounter between British Royal Navy expedition, led by John Ross, and Inuit people on Baffin Bay, Greenland. The artist John Sacheuse (sometimes spelled Sackhouse) was an Inuit who acted as interpreter for Ross’s party.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title First Communication with the Natives
Publication Title A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage
Short Title Communication with the Natives, 1819
Book Title A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage
Place of Publication London
Publisher J. Murray
Creator John Sacheuse
Publication Creator John Ross
Publication Date 1819
Call Number Case folio G 142 .7569
Location Special Collections 4th floor