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Amundsen, Captain Roald, makes the North-West Passage, Page # 145.

Anderson, of the Hudson's Bay Company, finds traces of the Franklin expedition, Page # 129-30.

Andrée, Prof., his attempt to reach the North Pole in a balloon ends in tragedy, Page # 143-5.

Arctic seas, the short way to India and China by, Page # 5-7.

Athabaska, Lake, geographical position of, Page # 73.

Athabaska river, Page # 66.


Back, Admiral Sir George, with Franklin, Page # 104; rescues Franklin, Page # 111.

Baffin, William, and the North-West Passage, Page # 32.

Baffin Island, Frobisher's experiences on, Page # 12-14.

Belcher, Captain Sir Edward, in the search for the Franklin expedition, Page # 126.

Bellot, Lieut, of the French navy, sacrifices his life in the search for Franklin, Page # 125.

Buchan, Captain, and expedition to the North Pole, Page # 93.


Cabot, Sebastian, and the North-West Passage, Page # 6.

Canada, the Far North of, a description, Page # 37-8, Page # 71.

Cartier, Jacques, Page # 5.

Chawchmahaw, an Indian chief, treachery of, Page # 40-2.

Company of the North, hostility to Hudson's Bay Company, Page # 36.

Cook, Captain, and the Arctic seas, Page # 70.

Copper in the Far North, Page # 37; attempts to find, and disastrous fate of the expedition, Page # 63.

Coppermine river, attempts to reach, Page # 58; Franklin at, Page # 100.

Crozier, Captain, with Franklin, Page # 132-4.

Cumberland House, Franklin at, Page # 95.


Davis, John, his voyages in search of the North-West Passage, Page # 23-31.

Dubawnt Lake, description of, Page # 46.


Elizabeth, Queen, voyages under, Page # 11.

English Chief, an Indian with Mackenzie, Page # 84.

'Erebus' and 'Terror' in Franklin's ill-fated expedition, Page # 116; last seen, Page # 132-4.

Eskimos, conflicts with explorers, Page # 28; Davis on, Page # 56-7; attacked and massacred, Page # 127-8.


Fitzjames, Captain James, with the Franklin expedition, Page # 133.

Fort Chipewyan erected, Page # 95.

Fort Churchill, trade at, Page # 38.

Fort Enterprise, Franklin winters in, Page # 103-7.

Fort Prince of Wales, expeditions from, Page # 68.

Fort Providence, Franklin at, Page # 95.

Fox, Luke, and the North-West Passage, Page # 34.

'Fram,' the, and Nansen's theory, Page # 141-3.

Franklin, Sir John, early training, Page # 93-4; second, Page # 95-6; a winter at Port Enterprise, Page # 98; tragic journey back by land to Fort Enterprise, Page # 104-7; third expedition, Page # 127-9.

Franklin, Lady, her devotion, Page # 90; sends in search of Franklin expedition, Page # 131.

Franklin expedition, the, apprehension in Britain concerning, Page # 118-19; search for, Page # 129-30; tragic records of, Page # 131-5.

Frobisher, Sir Martin, voyages in search of the North-West Passage, Page # 15-23.

Fur trade, effect of on Arctic exploration, Page # 35.


Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, and the North-West Passage, Page # 8-10.

Gold, search for in Arctic regions, Page # 20.

Great Bear river, Mackenzie on, Page # 87.

Great Slave Lake, description of, Page # 77.

Greeley, Lieut., his attempt to reach the North Pole, Page # 139.

Greenland, or Frisland, Page # 23,


Hearne, Samuel, joins the Hudson's Bay Company, Page # 39; expeditions to Coppermine river, Page # 68.

Hepburn, a sailor with Franklin, Page # 103.

Hood, Lieut., with Franklin, Page # 102.

Hudson, Henry, and the North-West Passage, Page # 31-2.

Hudson Bay explored, Page # 35; conflicts between French and English in, Page # 36.

Hudson's Bay Company founded, Page # 36; search for copper, Page # 72.


Indians, their treachery, Page # 48; designs against Eskimos, Page # 79; terror of the Far North, Page # 80.

Indian women, an Indian's estimate of, Page # 53.


Kelsey, Henry, inland journey of, Page # 37.


Leroux, descends Great Slave river, Page # 88.


M'Clintock, Captain, finds last records of the Franklin expedition, Page # 131-5.

M'Clure, Captain, first to make the North-West Passage, Page # 125-6.

Mackenzie, Alexander, joins North-West Company, Page # 73; journey to the Arctic ocean by the Mackenzie river, Page # 75-88.

Marble Island, a grim tale of shipwreck at, Page # 38.

Markham, Captain, and the North Pole, Page # 139.

Matonabbee, an Indian chief, succours Hearne, Page # 51; assists Hearne to reach Coppermine river, Page # 56; his opinion of women, Page # 53.

Meta Incognita, Page # 17; a fort erected on, Page # 21.

Michel, an Indian with Franklin, feeds on his companions and murders Lieut. Hood, Page # 102-3.

Muscovy Company, the, and passage to the East by the White Sea, Page # 6; oppose Frobisher, Page # 10.

Nansen, Dr, attempts to reach the Pole by drifting, Page # 140-3.

North-West Company founded, Page # 72.

North-West Passage, as a road to Asia, Page # 9; Sir Humphrey Gilbert on, Page # 23-32; the passage nearly completed, Page # 145.

Norton, Moses, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, and expeditions to Coppermine river, Page # 51.


Orkneys, the, savage state of the inhabitants of, Page # 15.


Parry, Sir William, and the North-West Passage, Page # 113.

Peace river, course of, Page # 76.

Peary, Commander R. E., attempts to reach the North Pole, Page # 140; succeeds, Page # 143-6.

Penny, Captain, finds traces of the Franklin expedition, Page # 122.

Polar seas, a fruitful field for scientific investigation, Page # 137; Nansen's study of a scientific theory, Page # 140-1.

Pole, North, progress in scientific knowledge creates desire to reach, Page # 137-8.

Rae, Dr John, and the search for the Franklin expedition, Page # 127-9.

Richardson, Sir John, with Franklin, Page # 109-10; shoots murderer of Lieutenant Hood, Page # 103; finds Franklin in a parlous state, Page # 120-1.

Ross, Sir James, and the North-West Passage, Page # 111; in search for the Franklin expedition, Page # 121.

Ross, Sir John, Page # 121.

Simpson, Thomas, and the North-West Passage, Page # 111.


Whale Island, why so named, Page # 86.

Wholdaia Lake, description of, Page # 54-5.


York Factory, Franklin at, Page # 95.

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