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Is this a good 1 paged paragraph on  How did the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913–18 benefit from Inuit scientific and technological knowledge?


It was known as the largest, most costly, and scientifically sophisticated Arctic venture in Canada at that time, during the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-18). It has established Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic Archipelago, discovered new islands, redrafted the Northern Far map, and gathered a wide range of scientific data – many of which include Iñupiat (Alaska Inuit), Inuvialuit (West Arctic Inuit), and Cincinnati. The Canadian Arctic Expedition took place under the leadership of Vilhajalmur Stefansson from the years 1913 to 1918. The expedition was primarily sponsored by the USA in the initial phase. But soon the sponsorship was taken over by the Canadian authorities in hope of some significant discoveries.

The Inuit who lived in the regions helped the expedition members. They guided the members and helped them explore the unknown territory. The Inuit of the region depend on the weather for their daily activities. The Inuit are keen observers of the wind pattern and track the wind patterns to ensure hunting and travel safety. This knowledge helped the expedition members. They have thorough knowledge about their environment and this immensely helped the expedition members. The Inuit have closely observed the environment and the surrounding nature. They used their knowledge to make weapons for hunting. The Inuits' scientific and technological knowledge allowed the expedition members to survive the harsh climate. The Inuit constantly guided the members. The Inuit's developed technological innovations like the kayak which they used in travel and transport.   Without the Inuit, the expeditions would not be completed. Their survival methods helped the expedition members. The arrival of the expedition members changed the life of the Inuit.

Few expeditions have had a greater impact on the history of the Arctic than the CAE in Canada. The local expedition was the first to bring to certain Inuit groups European goods, a wage economy, and the Canadian government and introduce new technologies such as sewing needles, fittings, rifles, and munitions. The CAE represented an important assertion of Canada's sovereignty on the national and international levels. The expedition discovered the last important discovery in the archipelago over the thousands of square kilometers of land and sea. The CAE reworked a significant portion of the Arctic map, examined Alaska and Bathurst Inlet on the coastline, and remedied errors in the region's older charts. During its trips across the ice, the Northern Party performs regular ocean deep surveys and starts drawing from Alaska to Prince Patrick Island on the edge of Canada's shelf. Thousands of geological, biological, and artificial samples, thousands of photographs, over 50 minutes of film records, and sufficient data for 14 volumes were collected by the Southern Party. Today researchers are still using the scientific basis established by CAE for parts of the Western Arctic. The explorers during the expedition were equipped with all the potential machines and instruments necessary for their research and exploration work. The advancements in science helped them in understanding the various aspects of the land soundly.

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