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Memorable Manitobans: Ooligbuck (?-1852)

Inuit interpreter.

He first came to the Hudson's Bay Company post at Churchill in 1824. He accompanied Captain Franklin on his overland expedition that began in 1825. In 1827 he joined the service of the HBC. He later accompanied the 1839-40 overland expedition to the Mackenzie and Coppermine Rivers that was headed by Peter Dease and Thomas Simpson, then the John Rae expedition of 1846.

More information:

Ooligbuck, Dictionary of Canadian Biography VIII, 663-64.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 13 April 2008

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