North Pole Promise

Black, White, and Asian Friends

S. Allen Counter

The untold story of the children left behind by explorers Peary and Henson
Publication date:
September 2017
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
75 colour illus.
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780872332461

Dimensions : 260 X 216 mm
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£19.00

Overview
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• The untold story of the children left behind by explorers Peary and Henson.

North Pole Promise tells the story of a secret legacy of two famous explorers: Commander Robert Peary and Matthew Henson - one white, one African American, who, with four Inuit assistants discovered the North Pole in 1909. Peary and Henson returned to the US shortly after - the white Peary to acclaim, the African American Henson to obscurity - never to go to the Pole again. They each left behind sons, fathered with indigenous Greenlandic Inuit women. In the 1980s, on a research trip to Greenland, Dr. Allen Counter was introduced to two men in their eighties - the surviving "Amer-Inuit” sons - one from each explorer. Dr. Counter, an explorer himself, tells of discovering the fate of those children and ultimately honoring them and their illustrious forebears on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the North Pole.