Lobsticks and Stone Cairns: Human Landmarks in the Arctic


326 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Maps, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-895176-69-7
DDC 910'.9163'27




Edited by Richard C. Davis
Reviewed by Barry M. Gough

Barry M. Gough is a professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University
and the author of The Northwest Coast: British Navigation, Trade, and
Discoveries to 1812.


Lobsticks and Stone Cairns contains 100 biographies of important figures
in the history of the Canadian High Arctic. Originally published in
Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America between 1982
and 1987, the profiles span four centuries and feature an international
cast that includes Jens Munk, Samuel Hearne, R.M. Ballantyne, Sir
Alexander Mackenzie, Robert Edwin Peary, and Matthew Henson. Each
profile is accompanied by a list of suggested readings. An index helps
the researcher to locate important persons and place names. The
volume’s utility as a reference book is somewhat reduced by the
nonchronological arrangement of the profiles.


“Lobsticks and Stone Cairns: Human Landmarks in the Arctic,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 13, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/32027.