Etah

Etah (ēˈtə) [key], abandoned village, NW Greenland, on Smith Sound, opposite Ellesmere Island. The Eskimo tribe discovered there by John Ross in 1818 is known as the Polar Eskimo and was studied by R. E. Peary, D. B. MacMillan, and Knud Rasmussen. Etah was frequently used as a base for arctic expeditions.

See D. B. MacMillan, Etah and Beyond (1927).

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