The bill above from Barnum's American Museum

The Esquimaux Arctic Regions


Providence Daily Journal, January 5, 1863

LECTURE on Life among the Esquimaux, during two years remarkable discoveries by C.F. Hall, Esq., who has lately returned from his Explorations in the Icy North, bringing with him specimens of the Native Tribes, and their Dogs.  Also, valuable relics and important information concerning Frobisher's Expedition of nearly three hundred years ago.



The Esquimaux Family consists of E-BIER-BING, (Man,) TUK-OO-LI-TOO, (Woman) TUK-EE-LIK-E-TA, (Child.)  Will be present, dressed in full Native Costume, attended by their Faithful Dog, BAR-BE-KARK, and exhibiting some of their Hunting Implements.  The Lecture will be illustrated by large Maps and Diagrams.



The above Lecture and Exhibition will take place MONDAY EVENING January 5th, 1963, at  o'-clock, (doors will be open at 6 1/4 o'clock,) at ROGER WILLIAMS HALL.  Tickets 26 cents, to be had at the bookstores and Clapp  Cory's.



A subsequent Lecture and Exhibition of the Esquimaux will be given at the same place to the children of the respective schools, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, January 7th at two o'clock.  Admittance 10 cents,



For further particulars see small bills.





 Lecture on the Esquimaux


Providence Daily Journal, January 6, 1863

Mr. C.F. Hall, who has returned from an exploring exploring expedition to the frozen regions of the north, gave an interesting lecture to a very large audience in Roger Williams Hall on Monday evening.

The lecture was filled with novel and instructive remarks.  Mr. Hall traced on large diagrams the course of Frobisher, Davis, and other famous explorers and pointed out the scene of his own adventures.  He also exhibited a family of Esquimaux, consisting of a man, woman and child, who with their peculiar lectures and seal skin clothing were curiosities of unusual interest.  He also exhibited relics of former expeditions which he had found on the islands and coasts of Frobisher's Straits.  He gave interesting sketches of the character of the people.  On the coast they are quite intelligent and civilized.  They have books of their own which they read with great interest.  In the interior of the country they are savages. 


The Esquimaux have a great knowledge of geography.  The woman of the party on exhibition is acquainted with over two thousand miles of coast and can chart down the routes of travel and guide the Helm through the most dangerous passes.  In consideration of the advantages pursued by these people the lecturer thought them a good deal ahead of the white man.  They are happy and live together in the greatest harmony. A noble spirit of generosity distinguishes them and they are always ready to share their last article of food. 


The snow houses in which they live are exceedingly comfortable.  About eight feet in diameter they are constructed with spiral layers of snow ending with a key stone at the top.  A single lamp tended by the woman of the house is sufficient for light and heat. 


The lecture gave interesting descriptions of their dress and mode of life, their hunting expeditions, and with the Esquimaux man illustrated the mode of hunting scale.  At the close he brought forth the American flag which Kate's party bore nearer the North Pole than any other flag had ever been carried.  It was greeted with enthusiastic cheers.


The lecture, though not so graphically related, by the interest of the theme kept the patient attention of the very large audience for nearly two hours.


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