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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.


This was the first expedition to explore the Western Arctic financed and supported by the Government of Canada. The effort, under the leadership and an internal dissent of controversial explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was both a mixture of achievement and a disaster. It comprised over 100 people, amongst whom are Rudolph Martin Anderson, a zoologist and second-hand, anthropologist Diamond Jenness, and dozens of hunters, guides, and saw members from Iñupiat, Inuvialuit, and Cincinnati. The discovery of the islands of Lougheed, Borden, Meighen, and Brock included the expedition's scientific and cultural research. In the period, unknown or unknown regions even Inuit were discovered. Canada's claim to sovereignty over the Arctic was strengthened by the Arctic Expedition (CAE) and Stefansson's reputation as a genius of vision and manipulative loyalty to his enemies was established. The expedition to the Arctic was divided into two parts. The Northern expedition was led by Stefansson and the Southern party was led by Rudolph Anderson. The objectives of both the exploring parties were different. The Northern Party had to identify the new lands. The research on various aspects such as a continental shelf, magnetic and meteorological aspects of the places was carried out. All these things were possible due to the development in the field of science and technology. The purpose of the Southern party was to document the scientific aspects of the issues related to the geography, geology, and various biological resources of the region. The copper deposits also were an attraction of exploration.


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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