Much of the expedition's interaction with native Arctic populations occurred through trade. In his report to the Royal Geographical Society, Wordie stated that much trading was conducted by Inuit men who paddled out to the Heimen in kayaks with goods: "[They] offered carved objects in ivory or an occasional unwanted hunting weapon in exchange for such things as sugar and biscuits and tobacco, their supplies being short by now and the Danish ship not due till August" (Wordie 1935, 303). Ashore, the expedition's most rewarding trading experience occurred at the H.B.C. trading station at Clyde Post in Clyde Inlet, Baffin Island, which was a "natural centre to which the natives come from a very wide area" (Wordie 1935, 312).
1946.521 (MAA). Ivory carvng of a hunter with an ice harpoon.