The Resource Give me my father's body : the life of Minik, the New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper ; foreword by Kevin Spacey

Give me my father's body : the life of Minik, the New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper ; foreword by Kevin Spacey

Label
Give me my father's body : the life of Minik, the New York Eskimo
Title
Give me my father's body
Title remainder
the life of Minik, the New York Eskimo
Statement of responsibility
Kenn Harper ; foreword by Kevin Spacey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 soon abandoned any responsibility for their care. Four of the Eskimos died in less than 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."--Cover p. [4]
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SDL
Dewey number
998.2/0049712
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
W376 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Give me my father's body : the life of Minik, the New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper ; foreword by Kevin Spacey
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Frobisher Bay, NWT : Blacklead Books, c1986
  • "WSP Readers Club"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-264) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Peary's people -- The iron mountain -- Arrival in America -- An Eskimo orphan in New York -- Minik, the American -- The Wallace affair -- Scam -- "Destined to a life of tears" -- Give me my father's body -- Interest of science -- "The very pitiful case of Minik" -- "A hopeless condition of exile" -- The polar plan -- Runaway -- "An iron-clad agreement" -- Return to Greenland -- An Eskimo again -- The Thule station --Uisaakassak: the big liar -- Wanted: dead or alive -- The Crocker land expedition -- Back on Broadway -- The north country -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Control code
46541594
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 277, [40] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743410052
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm46541594

Library Locations

    • Boyne Public LibraryBorrow it
      201 E. Main Street, Boyne City, MI, 49712, US
      45.211916 -85.013303

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...