Gastro Obscura Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition

Ada Blackjack, pictured with the rest of the expedition to Wrangel Island. INTERNET ARCHIVE/ PUBLIC DOMAIN

Ada Blackjack, pictured with the rest of the expedition to Wrangel Island. INTERNET ARCHIVE/ PUBLIC DOMAIN

WHEN ADA BLACKJACK SET SAIL in 1921 for a remote speck of land north of Siberia, the petite Inupiat woman was an unlikely Arctic heroine. In her role as the seamstress for an expedition comprised of four men and a female cat named Vic, Blackjack was assured that during…

via Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition – Atlas Obscura

6 thoughts on “Gastro Obscura Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition

  1. What an amazing story of a brave and resourceful woman, and completely new to me too.
    That she not only survived, but took photographs as well, added to her legacy. Her story would make a great film!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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