ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO - The Searchers For Franklin
Elisha Kent Kane
Elisha Kent Kane(1820-1857)
"Kane finally abandoned the icebound brig Advance on May 20, 1855 and made an 83-day march of indomitable courage to Upernavik [west coast of Greenland]. The party, carrying the invalids, lost only one man. Kane and his men were saved by a sailing ship. Kane returned to New York on October 11, 1855 and the following year published his two-volume Arctic Explorations."1
1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Kane -- There are a numbers of editions of Kane's book: Arctic Explorations: In Search of Sir John Franklin. A wonderful book to read, as Kane could write well. The book is full of descriptions of the manner and culture of these wonderful people of the high north: the Esquimaux or Inuit.