Dogs Help Humans Conquer the Snow
It is a remarkable relationship that dogs and humans have. Without the dogs, it seems hardly possible for humans to have gotten anywhere in the Arctic. This dog harness and whip were owned by Samuel Entrikin, probably in about the 1890s. We hadn’t looked at these things for a while and so were pleased to notice what we think was the dog’s name painted on to it. “Ningo” has become a sort of exhibit mascot and somehow gives personality to this four-legged adventurer who lived more than a century ago. In fact, a life-sized plush dog in one of our exhibit interactives, has been dubbed Ningo in his honor. Among the favorite photographs in the exhibit are those with dog sled teams.