Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo

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Blacklead Books, Jan 1, 1986 - Arctic regions - 275 pages
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A searing, true tale of extraordinary darkness, Harper's critically acclaimed history is an absorbing and poignant portrait of the short, strange, and tragic life of the boy known as the New York Eskimo. Two 16-page photo inserts and one 8-page insert.

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Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo

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Originally self-published in Greenland in 1986, this affecting work details the short, sad life of Minik, an orphaned Eskimo raised in America at the turn of the 20th century. On the surface, it is a ... Read full review


CHAPTER ONE Pearys People
CHAPTER THREE Arrival in America
CHAPTER FIVE Minik the American

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About the author (1986)

For more than thirty years, Kenn Harper has lived in Eskimo communities in the Baffin Region and in Qaanaaq, Greenland. He has worked as a teacher, development officer, historian, linguist, and businessman. He speaks Inuktitut, the Eskimo language of the eastern Canadian Arctic, and has written extensively on northern history and the Inuktitut language. He now lives in Iqaluit, capital of the new Arctic territory of Nunavut, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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