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Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo
By Kenn Harper and Kevin Spacey (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon Pulse
Publication date March 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Abridged
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743412575
ISBN-10 0743412575
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $5.99
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the U.S. by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Everything -- my home, my eskimo culture -- all has been taken from me. Even my dead father's body could not be claimed for sacred burial. In 1907 the New York World carried a sensational full-page article. Next to an artist's sketch of a pleading boy, his arms outstretched toward the American Museum of Natural History, the headline blared, "Give Me My Father's Body." Ten years earlier the renowned polar explorer Robert Peary had sailed intoNew York harbor with six Eskimos as his "cargo." He deposited them with museum scientists as "living specimens" and then abandoned them. Four Eskimos died within a year. One returned to Greenland. Only Minik, a boy of six or seven, remained. During his twelve years in New York, Minik learned English, played sports, went to church, and acquired a taste for big-city life. But all that ended abruptly when he found his father's skeleton on display at the museum. Disillusioned with white society and desperate to return to his people, Minik finally sailed for Greenland in 1909. He succeeded in relearning his native language and the hunting skills he needed to survive, and even assisted a new generation of polar explorers, yet the rest of his life became a search to find a place where he truly belonged.

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Hardcover
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from Steerforth Pr (March 1, 2000)
9781883642532 | details & prices | 277 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the U.
Paperback
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Abridged edition from Simon Pulse (March 1, 2001)
9780743412575 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the U.
from Washington Square Pr (February 27, 2001)
9780743410052 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $20.95
About: Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the United States by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606227841 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.96
About: Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the United States by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558744 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: In his search for the North Pole at the turn of the twentieth century, the renowned Robert E.

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