Author: George Meegan
George Meegan was twenty-four years old and an elementary school dropout, a British merchant seaman when he decided to take the longest walk in human history, without any special equipment, foundation bankroll, or backing of any kind. Leaving his ship in South America, he made his way to Tierra del Fuego with his girlfriend and just began to walk. Seven years later after crossing the Andes, making his way through the trackless Darien Gap, and after taking a long detour on foot to meet the president he finally arrived at the Arctic Ocean with a wife he had married along the way, and their two children. In that instant, part of the high academic story of human migrations received its death blow from a dropout. His book, The Longest Walk, was first published in New York in 1988.
In 2000, he brought out “Democracy Reaches the Kids!” This garnered the only “Extraordinary” US Visa ever issued in education. He’d found that western education itself was responsible for the loss of first nation languages & culture, worldwide — one every day. His discovery could instead guarantee them all! To preserve these treasures has become the central mission of George’s outgoing years.