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Who is Nancy Columbia?

nancy_columbia_1_web.jpg Nancy Columbia of Labrador, voted “Queen of the Pay Streak” at the Seattle World’s Fair of 1906, where she and other Inuit from Labrador, Alaska and Siberia were put on display. photo:NUNATSIAQ The most Famous Inuk in the World. That’s how historian Kenn Harper describes Nancy Columbia, an Inuit woman born at the Chicago World’s Fair who went on to become a sensation. A Labrador Life magazine article about Nancy Columbia and other Inuit at that fair hit the streets this week. Kenn Harper is the author. And in it, he revelas Columbia’s intimate ties to Labrador. Kenn Harper is visiting Las Vegas right now, and that’s where we’ve reached him.

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