National Geographic : 1964 May
Sachs Harbour, one of the northernmost communities in the world, had no permanent residents when Fred Carpenter (right) led settlers to Banks Is land in 1937. Abandoned sites show that Eskimos inhabited the land centuries ago. The author, a Justice of the United States Supreme Court, attends an Anglican service in the Carpenters' home. The Rev erend Berry Capron, a visitor by dog sled, prays in Eskimo. News from the mainland absorbs Fred Carpenter and wife Agnes. They shop by mail order, plan months ahead to meet their needs. Mr. Carpen ter, son of an American whaler, was supporting his widowed Eskimo mother with bow and arrow when he was 13.