National Geographic : 1942 Sep
(U National Geographic Society oouacnroume oy Jailes as. euuiu Godthaab's Wooden Church Traces Its History Back over Two Centuries to Valiant Hans Egede Modern colonization of Greenland began with the arrival of the Norwegian pastor and his courageous wife on May12,1721. They hoped tofind descendants of the early Northmen, who came to Greenland centuries before, but only Eskimos greeted the adventurous couple. Egede founded the settlement ofGodthaab.