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Landing on a small island deep inside his "strait," Frobisher climbed a hill and looked out on the sea. " Contact was soon made with these people, the Baffin Island Inuit. Frobisher and his men had a pleasant time for a few days, trading bells, knives, "looking glasses and other toyes" with the Inuit, who provided meat, fish, and seal and bearskin coats. The Inuit J 7 O 7 ' OO seemed familiar with iron and the ships, leading some modern scholars to speculate that they had seen Europeans before.
With their only boat lost, Frobisher and his men could not reach land to conduct a search. After firing cannon and blowing trumpets to attract the attention of the missing sailors, they concluded the Inuit had seized the men. Inuit oral tradition insists that Frobisher abandoned the men, who stayed in the care of their hosts for two seasons and then sailed away. " Having disobeyed an order from their captain, they stayed ashore too long, fearful of returning to punishment. Their mistake had tragic consequences.
He invented the backstaff, or Davis quadrant, around 1595; it remained the standard instrument for determining latitude until the invention in 1731 of the reflecting quadrant, the precursor to the sextant. " After his Arctic voyages, Davis served in Elizabeth's navy against Spain, then joined the disastrous Thomas Cavendish expedition of 1592, on which he discovered the Falkland Islands. In 1598, he journeyed to the Indies, accepting the position of Chief Pilot for the East India Company in 1600.