Thursday, June 14, 2007

Did Polar Explorer Plant His Flag?

Anne-Christine Amundsen Jacobsen, a great-niece of polar explorer Roald Amundsen, wonders if he might have fathered some children while living in the Arctic community of Gjoa Haven in the early 1900s.

"You know, I don't think there are many Europeans having Inuit cousins so I would be very proud if I find some," she said.

At least one Inuk in Gjoa Haven claims to be related, Amundsen Jacobsen said, and she plans to meet with him after she arrives in the community Wednesday, accompanied by her husband and two children. [Link]

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