Photo #10

Tormenting a Polar Bear
Jacob Peterloosie
1930, Pond Inlet, Nunavut –

Graphite and coloured pencil on paper
© Canadian Museum of History, IV-C-6725

Inscription (condensed): "This picture depicts a true story... We saw a polar bear. We were on top of a hill, and he was in the water, so we threw rocks at it. He started to climb the hill, so we fled. I was in such a panic and rushing — I stopped and started aiming at it, but it got too close. I thought there was ammunition in my rifle, but I realized I had emptied it earlier. The polar bear pushed me, and I fell backwards. Suddenly somebody shot him, and it fell into the water to die."

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