Amadjuak

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Amadjuak
Amadjuak is located in Nunavut
Amadjuak
Amadjuak
Coordinates: 64°01′02″N 072°38′54″W / 64.01722°N 72.64833°W / 64.01722; -72.64833Coordinates: 64°01′02″N 072°38′54″W / 64.01722°N 72.64833°W / 64.01722; -72.64833
Country Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk Region
Island Baffin Island

Amadjuak, Nunavut (uh-MA-joo-ak)[1] is a former[2] Inuit settlement on southern Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Amadjuak Bay is 4 km (2.5 mi) south, on Hudson Strait.[3]

History[edit]

The Hudson's Bay Company opened a trading post, #B380, at Amadjuak in 1921 and it remained in operation through 1933.[4][5]

Notable residents[edit]

The artist, Ningeeuga Oshuitoq, was born at Amadjuak Camp in 1918.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amadjuak". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. bartleby.com. 2000. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "NINGEEUGA OSHUITOQ". inuitarteskimoart.com. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Geographic features & Photographs around Amadjuak, in Nunavut, Canada". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ Duffy, Ronald Quinn (1987). The Road to Nunavut: The Progress of the Eastern Arctic Inuit Since the Second World War (Digitized by GoogleBooks ed.). McGill-Queen's Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-7735-0619-5. 
  5. ^ "AMADJUAK". gov.mb.ca. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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