Series 2: U.S. Air Force Weather Station, Padloping Island (Baffinland Inuit), 1949-1950, includes photographic prints and slides made by Buxton during his time stationed on Padloping Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. During this time, the United States Air Force ran a meteorological and radio range station with assistance from the Baffinland Inuit (Baffinland Eskimos) who populated the island as well as members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The majority of the photographs in this series include images of the Baffinland Inuit locals, both posed and taken during events. Events include--Christmas dinner and festivities; a dance held at the weather station; a walrus and seal hunt near Cape Searle on Baffin Island; and the flensing of a beluga whale on the dock of Padloping island. Many of the individuals have been named and identified by Buxton, though he admits the spellings may not be correct. The photographs that were taken in Pangnirton (Pangnirtung) were not shot by Buxton since he did not attend the side trip. There are also several photographs that include Buxton in the shot where the photographer is unknown.
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