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Give Me My Fathers Body: The Life of Minik the New York Eskimo
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date August 1, 2001
Binding Prebinding
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780613457651
ISBN-10 061345765X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $33.05
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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.
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In his search for the North Pole at the turn of the twentieth century, the renowned Robert E. Peary, long celebrated as an icon of modern exploration, used the Eskimos of northwestern Greenland as the human resources for his expeditions. Sailing aboard a ship called Hope in 1897, Peary entered New York harbor with six Eskimos as his cargo. Depositing them with the American Museum of Natural History as live "specimens" to be poked, measured, and observed by the paying public, Peary abruptly abandoned any responsibility for their care. Four of the Eskimos died within a year. One managed to gain passage back to Greenland. Only the sixth, a boy of six or seven with a precociously solemn smile, remained, orphaned and adrift in a bewildering metropolis. His name was Minik. Here, a century after the fact, is his story.

A searing true tale of extraordinary darkness told with intensity and vigilance, Give Me My Father's Body is Kenn Harper's absorbing, intricately documented account of ruthless imperialism in the name of science, of cruel deceptions and false burials, and of the short, strange, and tragic life of the boy known as the New York Eskimo.

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from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001)
9780613457651 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $33.05
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.
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001); titled "Give Me My Father's Body: The Life Of Minik, The New York Eskimo"
9780613741880 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $14.55
About: Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the U.

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