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   Give Me My Father's Body

Give Me My Father's Body

Author: Harper, Kenn Set In . . .
 North America, Greenland, USA, New York, New York City
Genre: Biography
Time Frame: 1800s
Published: 1986
Description: In 1897, American explorer Robert Peary brought Minik Wallace, a young Polar Eskimo, from northwestern Greenland to New York. During his 12 years in America, Minik's adoptive family went from riches to rags, and Minik's own life was shattered by the traumatic discovery of his father's skeleton on display in the American Museum of Natural History. Sent back to Greenland in 1909, Minik had to relearn his native language and hunting skills to survive. Told here for the first time, this dark chapter from the golden age of Polar expedition is based on original research in Greenland, Denmark, and the U.S.
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