American Experience: Minik, the Lost Eskimo

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Artic explorer Robert Peary brought five Eskimos back to New York for a study at the American Museum of Natural History in 1897. However, four of the five died shortly after arriving leaving only a seven year old boy ...more

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... Young Minik

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... Old Minik

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... Keeshoh

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... Atangana

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... Dr. Boas

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... Wallace

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... Dr. Dailey

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Artic explorer Robert Peary brought five Eskimos back to New York for a study at the American Museum of Natural History in 1897. However, four of the five died shortly after arriving leaving only a seven year old boy, Minik. He was adopted by a member of the staff and eventually returned to Greenland. This special focuses on his 16 years in New York.

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