National Geographic : 1942 Sep
James K.Penfield Even in Far-off Thule-Symbol of Remoteness and Isolation-Natives Feel the Effect ofWorld Events After Denmark fell, the task of ministering to the needs of Greenland's natives fell to America (page 369). AtThule, Knud Rasmussen founded thefarthest north trading station for the "Arctic Highlanders" in 1910. The ancients' Ultima Thule (most distant unknown land) inspired thename. Only tiny Etah, Admiral Peary's headquarters, is farther north in Greenland. The "lost tribe" of Thule Eskimos believed, until their discovery in1818, that they were theworld's only men. In background is table-topped Thule Mountain (page 377).