The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic

The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic

Melanie McGrath


In 1952, the Canadian executive forcibly relocated 3 dozen Inuit from their flourishing domestic at the Hudson Bay to the barren, arctic panorama of Ellesmere Island, the main northerly landmass on the earth. between this workforce was once Josephie Flaherty, the unrecognized, half-Inuit son of filmmaker Robert Flaherty, director of Nanook of the North. In a story wealthy with human drama, Melanie McGrath follows 3 generations of the Flaherty family—Robert, Josephie, and Josephie's daughters—to deliver this notable story of deception and vicious deprivation to lifestyles.

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