Cree Indians trapping buffalo by herding them into a fenced-off area, where they can be killed more easily. John Franklin's expedition of 1819-22 travelled via the Coppermine River to map the Canadian Arctic coast, as part of efforts to find the fabled North-West Passage. Illustration from Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, by John Franklin (London, 1823).
Original: aquatint. 1823
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