During a grim yuletide on Great Slave Lake, a team of starving explorers yearn for the gift of survival
In a drawing by explorer George Back, a band of British adventurers bunk down in the wintery north woods. Institute for Northern Studies Fonds, University of Saskatchewan Archives
Sixty years ago, a hapless priest brought God to the Barrenlands. Then the locals met their maker.
Father Joseph Buliard moved to Gary Lake to net not just fish, but Inuit converts. His harvest would be their undoing - as well as his own. Courtesy R.C. Episcopal Corporation
When Arthur Moffat set off for the Barrenlands, he envisioned a land of plenty. He was plenty wrong.
Stripped bare by glaciers, Nunavut's Dubawnt River valley was the wrong place for Arthur Moffat and his crew to let their guard down. Photo courtesy Sports Illustrated