Samson Meeko Sr.

Samson Meeko Sr. was born in a camp near North Camp (Sanikiluaq). His testimony contains memories of early settlement in South Camp and later North Camp when he was 19 years old. In South Camp, he worked as a power plant operator and used his qajaq and dog-team for hunting. Prior to his trip to North Camp, some of his dogs were killed while they were chained. Samson went to North Camp to work at constructing houses. He was planning to go back to his camp, but his remaining dogs were killed while he was away. Samson also describes the measles epidemic that decimated many Inuit.